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Michael L. ODonnell

Michael's career spans 30-years as a venture-backed entrepreneur, author, and advisor. His expertise is starting, funding, buying and selling businesses -- specifically, technology companies. He founded Ask-Me Multimedia,,, and Leaves, Inc., among other companies. He was on the launch teams of CompuServe Sprynet, one of the first national Internet Service Providers (went public as part of CompuServe in 1996), and Design Intelligence (acquired by Microsoft).

Michael has raised more than $50M in venture capital and has orchestrated numerous company spin-outs, acquisitions and successful exits. He is an active angel investor and advisor, with investments in numerous early-stage companies. He has run an international high tech accelerator, a federally-funded entrepreneurial training program, and a venture capital fund. As the founder/CEO of, he has assisted more than 25,000 startups with strategy, financing and exits. He is the author of several best-selling books and a popular blogger and speaker on starting, buying and selling a business. Connect with Michael on Linkedin:

SPECIALTIES: IT Managed Services (MSP), CloudOps, SaaS, Software and App Development, eCommerce, Digital Content, Intellectual Property

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