Michael Tedesco is one of the top Technology dealmakers of his generation, with 23 years experience advising CEOs and boards of companies at all stages of their lifecycle. Based in Silicon Valley since 2001, he has advised on 100+ completed M&A and financing transactions with aggregate value in excess of $100B. This includes many of the highest profile, transformative transactions in Technology such as the Peoplesoft takeover defense and subsequent sale to Oracle; EDS sale to HP; IBM’s acquisitions of Cognos & PWC Consulting; and the HP/Compaq merger. Such advisory roles were recognized five times for the Investor Dealers Digest Technology Deal of the Year.
Michael‘s last role at an institutional Investment Bank was Head of US M&A and Global Technology M&A at Jefferies from 2010-2014. Previously, he held a similar M&A role at Citi Global Markets and its predecessor Salomon Brothers, where he also served as co-head of Americas Technology Banking.
Michael is a Founder & Managing Partner at Momentum Cyber a firm he co-founded in 2018 along with Dave DeWalt and Eric McAlpine. Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted strategic advisor to the Cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored senior-level access from incubation to exit.
Prior to co-founding Momentum Cyber, Michael was Founder & Executive Chairman of Momentum Partners, the precursor to Momentum Cyber.
In addition to Momentum Cyber, he founded Wellspring Growth Partners to invest in entrepreneurial technology, internet and consumer products growth companies (examples below):
iPass – cloud service that providing customers access to the world’s largest Wifi Network (Nasdaq “IPAS”): Board Chairman, Audit Committee and Strategy Committee member
Influential.co – enterprise class mobile-first platform that connects social media influencers with leading brands: Investor
Brightfunds – next-generation cloud service that enables individual and workplace giving on a global scale: Investor and advisor
WriteLab – machine- learning software analyzes prose and provides feedback and analytics to teach better writing: Investor and advisor
FIGS – eCommerce that designs and markets quaility-tailored fashionable medical apparel: Investor
EnerAllies – IoT Virtual energy management and multi-site optimization cloud software: Investor and advisor
Michael earned a Harvard MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar and John Loeb Finance Fellow) and a BSci Industrial Engineering from Montana State University.
He lives with his family in Menlo Park and enjoys investing, riding his motorcycle, collecting wine, and an annual fly fishing / ranch vacation to his home state of Montana, where he tries (but fails) to keep up with his two daughters on horseback. He once made a final table in the World Series of Poker, finishing 5th in the Pot Limit Hold’em World Championship and generating a 23x return.