Michael Aronson

Michael Aronson

Experienced venture capitalist now investing out of third fund. Board and advisory roles at Neat, Yodle, Innova Dynamics, Ticketleap, Soft Tissue Regeneration. Long time affiliation with UPENN.

Personal blog: www.mentortechventures.com
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Member since October 24, 2012
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Mr. Aronson co-founded MentorTech and has had a more than 30 year career working with technology companies.  He has significant expertise in company formation around business school concepts, software development, capital raising, strategic alliances and joint ventures, financial reporting and tax issues, executive compensation, employment matters and copyright law.  He represents MentorTech on the Board of The Neat Company, Ticketleap, Soft Tissue Regeneration , SeniorHomes.com, Innova Dynamics, EyeIC, DietTV and NeuroDiagnostic Devices. He serves as a Board Observer at Bioconnect, Wanderfly, and Gentis.  He acted as an advisor to management at Merchant Circle, Yodle, and Diapers.com.

Prior to becoming a full time venture capitalist, he was an entrepreneur and angel investor.  Mr. Aronson was the co-founder, CFO, EVP & Board Member of SMG, Inc., a $28M simulation software company, named three times to “Inc. 500” fastest growing companies list.  He was a founding shareholder and/or co-founder of five successful software companies, two of which were acquired by public entities, two by private investors and one of which has NYSE-listed corporate investor.  He was also an investor in two additional software companies, one of which was acquired by public company and one which had successful IPO.

In addition to his work with MentorTech and his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Aronson has served on the Board, and the Executive and Investment Committees of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. He also served as a Senior Lecturer and faculty member at Wharton for 20 years and has a network of more than 4,000 former students.

Mr. Aronson received his B.S. in Economics with Honor from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, majoring in Entrepreneurial Management and Multinational Enterprise.