Michael Tam is a partner at Craft Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund known for the development of B2B Saas startups.
Based in Los Angeles, Michael sits on the boards of Bbot, Dray Alliance, Route, Trellis, and Vendr. He also works closely with notable investment companies such as Pipe, Salted, Shef, and Sync, amongst others.
Prior to joining Craft, Michael was an investor at Crosscut, where he led investments at the seed stage. As an operator, Michael managed Uber's business in Southern California markets and launched L., a direct to consumer brand acquired by Procter & Gamble.
Michael also serves on the investment committee of the USC Marshall Fund, which invests in startups in the Southern California tech ecosystem.
In this episode, Michael and Aaron discuss how to break into venture capital, his investments in Shef & Pipe, and much more.
Michael Tam’s Challenge; Reach out to someone you’re afraid to. Send a cold email w/ intention.
If you liked this interview, check out episode 466 with Matt Harbaugh where we discuss founding a venture fund.
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