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Michael O'Donnell

Entrepreneur • Advisor Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area, US

M&A Intermediary, VR Business Brokers M&A, Boca Raton/Palm Beaches, FL. Stanford GSB grad. Florida State grad. University of Florida grad.

M&A Intermediary, VR Business Brokers M&A, Boca Raton/Palm Beaches, FL. Stanford GSB grad. Florida State grad. University of Florida grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

iCopyright
iCopyright & repubHub
Ask-Me Multimedia Corp
Data Technologies

Advisor

ShowOff.com
Implaces
iCopyright & repubHub

Positions

M&A Intermediary VR Business Brokers M&A, Boca Raton/Palm Beaches, FL March 2016 - present
CEO StartupBiz.com LLC May 1997 - present
Authorized Partner and Certified Coach-Facilitator Everything DiSC: A Wiley Brand May 2016 - present
Regional Project Manager, Startup Quest CareerSource Broward, Entrepreneurial Program May 2013 - May 2014
Managing Director The Founder Institute September 2012 - April 2013
Founder & CEO iCopyright July 1998 - February 2010
Director, Online Services CompuServe SPRYNET October 1995 - October 1996
CEO StartUPbiz.com LLC May 1997 - present
Executive Managing Director Thesis Ventures May 2014 - December 2014
Regional Project Manager, Startup Quest CareerSource Broward May 2013 - May 2014
Managing Director Founder Institute September 2012 - April 2013
Founder & CEO iCopyright & repubHub July 1998 - March 2010
Director, Electronic Commerce Design Intelligence October 1996 - July 1998
Director, Online Services CompuServe October 1995 - October 1996
Founder & CEO Ask-Me Multimedia Corp January 1985 - September 1995
Associate Director and Business Consultant Center for Innovation October 1985 - October 1987
Co-Founder Data Technologies October 1983 - August 1985
Director of Development Pi Kappa Phi 1981 - 1983

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Growing Companies (EPGC) 2008 - 2008
Florida State University Public Admin 1980 - 1981
University of Florida Liberal Arts 1978 - 1980
Brevard Community College General 1976 - 1978

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Recruiting
  • • Venture capital
  • • Business Development
  • • Databases
  • • IT Infrastructure
  • • Network Architecture
  • • Psychometrics
  • • Software Engineering Leadership
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • M&A

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Angel investing • Venture capital • Seed funding • Business Development • Business planning • Product Development • Startup Operations • Startups • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

25+ years developing and launching new tech products and internet services. My first company, Ask*Me Multimedia, developed the first presentation software on the market in 1987, before PowerPoint. The company was acquired by Midisoft in 1995. I helped lead the development and launch of Sprynet (one of the first ISPs), and Design Intelligence iPublish (acquired by Microsoft). I launched iCopyright in 1999, raised $30M, and served as CEO for 10 years. I currently do M&A work, helping to buy and sell businesses.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Know-how, work ethic, ability to raise capital, salesmanship. I have a successful track record of developing, launching and operating early-stage ventures. I am currently focused on M&A projects, helping entrepreneurs to position themselves for a successful exit.

As an Advisor

Weekly phone updates, monthly face-to-face meetings.

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Franc Nemanic
They're my friends  •  Investor, Symptify and Purium Distributor, Purium distributor.
Mike is one of the good guys and is a been there done that person - talented on so many levels with the experience, knowledge and skills to ... match. Anyone working with Mike is sure to benefit from the experience and will see an immediate impact on their business both now and in the future. In case you haven't noticed I'm a big fan!
Juan Pablo Cappello
We worked together  •  Co Founder, Private Advising Group, a law firm and Partner, MobLabs. Duke grad.
Very practical
Rodolfo J. Novarini
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder & CEO, incubiNG and VP Business Development, Beesion. Kellogg grad.
Michael has an awesome experience as a serial entrepreneur and he has led entrepreneurial training programs around the country. He is an aw ... esome public speaker and energetic leader.
Michel Triana
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur, Computer Scientist, Angel Investor. Addicted to Ruthless Pragmatism.
Mike is one of the top leaders in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital in South Florida. He's helped tremendously in building the local comm ... unity, and is one of its most respected advisors across the spectrum. Top-Notch business man, and all around good person.
Eric Dobson
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Angel Capital Group. Previously Chief Financial Analyst, Angel Capital Group.
Michael is a great guy, a true gentleman, and a brilliant businessman. He is a very practical and engaging person. I regard him as a frien ... d and a colleague.
Joe Milam
We worked together  •  CEO, AngelSpan, Inc.. Previously Founder/President, Legacy Capital Management.
He is passionate and committed to entrepreneurship and has been for a long time.
Yeries Musiet Weitzel
They're my advisor  •  Co Founder, ImPlaces and Co Founder, The Osome Factory.
Michael has been our advisor and we are very grateful to have his vision and orientation. His experience in technological business has been ... helpful for creating innovative business models and proposal for investors. We always feel very comfortable with him —both personally and professionally, because he is a great person, enthusiastic, creative, and incredibly intelligent. He would be invaluable for any entrepreneur.
Dave Parker
We worked together  •  VP Product & Programs, UP Global and Advisor, Tinga Technologies. University of Washington grad.
Michael is a great founder and entrepreneur
Barry Green
Co-Founder , CSO, Stealth Start Up Mode. Previously Chief Revenue Officer, Konnected, Inc.. Boston grad.
Barry Green
Co-Founder , CSO, Stealth Start Up Mode. Previously Chief Revenue Officer, Konnected, Inc.. Boston grad.
Barry Green
Co-Founder , CSO, Stealth Start Up Mode. Previously Chief Revenue Officer, Konnected, Inc.. Boston grad.

Franc Nemanic
We worked together  •  Investor, Symptify and Purium Distributor, Purium distributor.
Franc is a proven entrepreneur, advisor and speaker. I've had the pleasure of working with him on a number of projects and tapped him to spe ... ak at Startup Quest. Any tech startup would be lucky to have him on their team!

Rodolfo J. Novarini
They're my advisor  •  Co-Founder & CEO, incubiNG and VP Business Development, Beesion. Kellogg grad.
Rodo is a born entrepreneur and tireless supporter of the local startup ecosystem. He not only works to make himself better, he works to lif ... t the fortunes of other entrepreneurs.