Mike Palackdharry

Venture Partner

Mike has spent a lifetime rooting for mostly losing Minnesota professional sports teams, but he has found solace in his over 30-years of senior executive experience in technology and software. Although recognized as a sales and strategy innovator, Mike is also a proven operations, R&D, marketing and overall P&L management executive.

Mike spent most of his career in wireless telecom where he sold well over $1B of SaaS solutions to global telecommunication operators while working for Boston Communications Group (bcgi) and Convergys Corporation. Mike also held various executive roles including SVP of Global Telecommunications for Convergys before the unit was purchased by NEC. Mike joined Vora Ventures in 2015 and became CEO of Aquiire, Inc., where he transformed the software procurement company in less than 3-years until it was purchased by Coupa, Inc., in 2018.

Mike was most recently SVP of Strategic Initiatives for Limelight Networks.

Mike has travelled the world extensively on business and loves the energy of start-ups and transformations alike. Mike holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he also played baseball. Mike is actively involved in the community and once founded “Sports for Life, LLC” a faith-based athletic training business in Wheaton, Illinois. Mike currently resides in Bexley, Ohio with his wife Sherri. They are the proud parents of four children and one grandchild.

Mike Palackdharry

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