Michael Katz

Founder and CEO of interclick, took it public in 2009 and sold to Yahoo in 2011 for $270M. Co-founder and CEO of mParticle, the leading customer data platform helping the worlds best brands unify data across all consumer touch points to optimize marketing outcomes and CX. #cdp #customerdataplatform
New York, NY
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Questions & Answers

Origin Story: In a couple sentences, how would you describe your path to becoming an investor?

Entrepreneur first. Investor second. Love being able to share knowledge with the next generation of entrepreneurs

Investment Approach: What are the key factors you consider when evaluating a founding team?

Technical founders, multi-time entrepreneurs

What's your style and approach when it comes to working with founders post-investment? What are the characteristics of founders you've worked well with?

As much or as little as they want.

If I'm coming to pitch to you or your firm, what's the one piece of advice you'd give me?

Be cool.

How would you describe your own personal mission and values, and how do they impact the way you invest?

My most values are based on always striving to be a good person, and embracing progress over perfection. Also operating from first principles. That’s what I look for in founders. I look for resilience, discipline, humility, and a strong ability to network.

What do you like best about investing in NYC, and what’s your outlook on the future of NYC tech?

Getting to help build the community.

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