Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
Mike Partsch has 21 years of experience in venture investing and start-up company development, and has concentrated on the life sciences industry since 1989 when he was a founding member of a biotechnology company called Neose Technologies. During his career he has honed his skills for interacting with entrepreneurial management teams.
Most recently, Mike founded AcceleMed Management, which sources, founds and manages innovative medical device companies. Through AcceleMed, Mike serves as management for a portfolio of medical device start-ups. Additionally, Mike currently serves as a board member for MyoScience (Menlo Park).
Before founding AcceleMed, Mike was one of the founders of Accuitive Medical Ventures (AMV), a venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage medical device technologies. Prior to helping form AMV, Mike worked for three years with Versant Ventures, and during his fellowship worked for EDF Ventures in Ann Arbor, MI, where he served as interim CFO of IntraLase, Corp. and founded HandyLab Inc. He previously worked at the CEO Venture Fund where he was responsible for reviewing much of the life science deal flow for the firm while attending business school.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Mike received a dual major Bachelor's degree in Biology and Philosophy of Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University with dual concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Mike served his fellowship under mentor Tom Porter at EDF Ventures in Ann Arbor, MI as a member of Fellows Class 4.