Michael Borrus is the founding General Partner of XSeed Capital. An entrepreneur and former academic, he has authored three books and over 70 chapters, articles and monographs on topics including the internet and data networking, management of technology, competition in information technology industries, international trade and investment, and financial strategies for technology companies. The common thread in his varied careers has been a focus on emerging new technologies, and the business models and strategies necessary to exploit new market opportunities.
Before founding XSeed in 2006, Michael was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures. He also spent 5 years leading the technology practice at The Petkevich Group, a financial services and investment start-up. Prior to that, Michael was Adjunct Professor in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, and a partner in the business consulting firm Industry and Trade Strategies. While at UC Berkeley, he co-founded the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.
Michael serves on several National Academy of Science / National Research Council steering committees, and is Vice-Chairman of the Academy Committee on Competing in the 21st Century. He also serves on the board of trustees for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), The Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI), and is a member of the UC Berkeley School of Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board.
Michael holds a BA from Princeton University, MA from UC Berkeley, and JD from Harvard Law School.