Mr. Fleishman is a technology strategist and entrepreneur, with experience as a Strategy Manager at Microsoft and as an eCommerce startup CEO and Founder. Having been on both sides of the investment table, Mr. Fleishman leverages this dual perspective along with his financial, strategic, and operational expertise to identify compelling technology companies and investments.
Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Fleishman worked as a Corporate Strategy and M&A Manager at Microsoft. His responsibilities included strategic planning, product strategy, market analysis, deal evaluation, due diligence, and post-deal integration. Mr. Fleishman evaluated acquisition targets ranging from $2M – $50B valuations, including product strategy and synergy analysis that resulted in the eventual $26B acquisition of LinkedIn. He also worked with executives at Microsoft to devise the company’s strategy in enterprise SaaS, cloud, and search.
As the CEO and Founder of his own eCommerce startup, Mr. Fleishman conceived of a new business model for the $7B high-end apparel market and built a revenue-generating business in nine months. He built the user experience and back-end systems, managed marketing efforts, forged partnerships with multi-million dollar designer labels, and directed the long-term strategy and vision of the company.
Mr. Fleishman worked at a hedge fund in New York earlier in his career and he is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a BA in International Studies.
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