Maples Jr.

Mike Maples Jr.

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Mike Maples Jr. is a Partner at Floodgate, a leading early-stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He has been included in the Forbes Midas List since 2010 and was named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “8 Rising Stars” in venture capital.

Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was highly successful as a founder and operating executive. He was part of the team that took Tivoli Systems public in 1995 (IPO TIVS), and IBM later acquired the company. He then went on to become a founder and executive of Motive (IPO MOTV). Motive was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2007.

As a Partner at Floodgate, Mike has invested in some of the most successful technology companies in the world. Mike has been involved in investments in Twitter, Twitch.tv, ngmoco, Weebly, Chegg, Bazaarvoice, Spiceworks, Okta, and Demandforce. He also has invested in emerging technologies and startups in Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, and the Internet of Things.

Mike is highly respected in the venture capital industry due to his vast experience and success. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences and has published articles in leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Mike has also been featured in the documentary “Something Ventured,” which highlights the role of venture capital in Silicon Valley’s success.