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Michael Gruber

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Board Director, KitoTech Medical and CEO, Cornerstone Angels. University of Pennsylvania grad. Kellogg grad.

Board Director, KitoTech Medical and CEO, Cornerstone Angels. University of Pennsylvania grad. Kellogg grad.

4 vouches

Involved In


Spot Labs
Independence Equity I, L.P.
G4 Capital
Cornerstone Angels
G4 Capital
Opson, Inc.


NUvention Energy
KitoTech Medical
Algal Scientific
Intellihot Green Technologies Inc.
Factory Physics, Inc.
ACG Chicago
Are You A Human
Silicon Investor
Music Dealers
TechStars Chicago
The Founder Institute
NUvention Energy
Factory Physics, Inc.
Music Dealers


CEO Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, LLC August 2011 - present
Managing Partner Salveo Capital July 2016 - present
Partner Independence Equity I, L.P. July 2009 - present
Board Director Algal Scientific April 2014 - present
Board Director KitoTech Medical May 2015 - present
Board Director, Observer Are You a Human September 2014 - present
Founder & Managing Partner Cornerstone Angels February 2006 - present
Investor, Mentor TechStars Chicago May 2013 - present
Adjunct Lecturer, McCormick School of Engineering Northwestern University January 2013 - present
Managing Partner VentureLab January 2009 - present
Director, Private Placements Rainmaker Securities July 2012 - present
Mentor The Founder Institute September 2011 - present
Board of Advisors NUvention Energy October 2009 - present
Founder & President G4 Capital February 2006 - present
Board of Advisors Factory Physics, Inc. June 2008 - present
Member Board of Directors, Observer SDBIC, Inc January 2015 - present
Interim Executive Association of Interim Executives March 2015 - present
Board Director EatStreet January 2013 - December 2015
Board Director, Observer Intellihot Green Technologies Inc. September 2012 - December 2015
Board of Directors ACG Chicago January 2011 - March 2014
Board of Advisors DailyDAC April 2011 - April 2013
Managing Director SCIUS Capital October 2005 - June 2012
Co-Founder Opson, Inc. August 2007 - July 2011
Board of Advisors Music Dealers April 2010 - September 2010
Board of Advisors AOTMP, Inc. January 2009 - December 2009
President, Chicago/Midwest Chapter Keiretsu Forum 2002 - 2006
Director Taproot Ventures July 2000 - May 2002
Director of Business Development blaxxun interactive 2000 - 2001
Vice President InsWeb July 1999 - May 2000
Product Marketing Manager Intuit February 1997 - January 1999
Board, Director of Business Development Silicon Investor 1996 - 1997
Strategic Alliances and Investment Motorola Mobility 1995 - 1995
Project Manager Koei Corporation September 1990 - August 1994


Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Finance, Accounting, Marketing 1994 - 1996
University of Pennsylvania Economics, International Relations 1986 - 1990
南山大学 Japanese 1988 - 1989
Spring Valley High

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • M&a • Private equity • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

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Scott J. Schiller
They're my friends  •  President, THOROUGHBRED SPIRITS GROUP and Managing Director, THOROUGHBRED SPIRITS GROUP.
In addition to be very smart, I find Michael to be a true gentleman and a man of his word. I always recommend him to potential investors an ... d entrepreneurs.
Nancy Cohn
They're my investor
Good at connections. Lots of varied expisure
Terri Friel
CEO, Doctus and Partner, Series Advancement Academy LLC.
He's seen quite a few companies seeking funding.
Sean Lyons
Founder & Principal, Triad Real Estate Partners, LLC
Michael is a great advisor because he is very opportunistic and resourceful when it comes to identifying sound investments. He is also real ... ly good at putting people together who can be helpful to one another...