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Michael Grabham

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Director of Creative Services, Portent, Inc. and Chapter Director (Seattle/Bellevue), Startup Grind.

Director of Creative Services, Portent, Inc. and Chapter Director (Seattle/Bellevue), Startup Grind.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


The Package Guard
Start IT Seattle TV show




VP Sales & Marketing US Emojot Inc. March 2016 - present
Creator, Founder The Package Guard May 2015 - present
Founder, TV Host Start IT Seattle TV show October 2015 - present
Chapter Director (Seattle/Bellevue) Startup Grind July 2012 - present
Advisor Everyhome July 2014 - present
Director Survive the Streets November 1999 - present
GM North America SendinBlue December 2014 - March 2016
Owner Addmorebuyers | Stylo Agency January 2012 - December 2014
Director of Creative Services Portent, Inc. July 2013 - July 2014
Owner The Finish Company April 2008 - July 2011
General Manager/Marketing/Sales Logans Hammer January 2007 - April 2008
VP Sales, Product Development Genesis Exchange October 2005 - December 2006
CEO/President Executive Wireless Inc March 2002 - June 2005
President, VP Sales/Mkting Fox Communications October 2000 - October 2001
Co Founder/ Biz Dev/Marketing March 1999 - September 2000
Consultant/Owner Goalgetting Inc June 1995 - January 2000


Colorado Mesa University Math
Seattle University Business Administration and Management, General

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Marketing Strategy • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

Over the last 2 years I have been managing and directing the development of many large websites and some applications. I enjoy working with creatives in software development, product development and design. I can work with all types of people at any level of an organization as a leader or part of a team. I have a diverse background that allows me to understand how an organization can work effectively. I absolutely love building a team from an idea.

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Nick Hughes
They're my friends
Very creative and always thinking deeply about the problem at hand.
Jay Weeldreyer
They're my friends
Michael is a doer. He's talented at finding real market needs--something people actually want--and then quickly capitalizing on that opport ... unity to turn it into something real. He's done it with Survive the Streets, an important local charity that's low on froth and high on impact. He's also done it with Startup Grind, a monthly event that he's curated into one of the best in the city. The reason I mention these two projects is because they're what Michael has done in his spare time. Making a tangible impact on the world is Michael's *hobby.* One of the greatest needs in the startup world today are people with the ability to identify and cultivate ideas into market-winning opportunities. Too many technical teams are out there executing on ideas that have no future. Many are acting on insular belief, and some on hubris. But the wise ones will seek out people who have complimentary skill sets, namely, the ability to recognize the overlap of market insight and technical innovation to find market-winning opportunities. Michael is one of those guys. I fully expect to find him partnered up with talented engineers, and crushing it in very short order.
John Sechrest
Founder, Seattle Angel Conference and Co-organizer, Lean Startup Seattle.
Michael has been doing a great job with the Startup Grind meetup. His interview style and his insightful questions have been very helpful fo ... r many entrepreneurs to see the key issues they are facing. Michael has been able to attract a significant group of people to his events and has been able to organize a quality event.