Micah Siegel is an active investor in new technology companies through Vanedge Capital, where he is a partner. Micah’s passion is helping missionary entrepreneurs, professors, and students create the “Next Big Thing” in machine learning, enterprise software, scientific instruments, and other technology businesses that generate complex intellectual property.
Micah was among the first investors in Stack Overflow (spun out of Fog Creek Software in 2010), Cellular Research (spun out of Stanford in 2013, acquired in 2015 by Becton Dickinson for $120 million in cash), BioImagene (spun out of UCLA in 2003, acquired in 2010 by Roche for $100 million in cash), Judicata (spun out of Stanford in 2012), and Hadapt (spun out of Yale in 2011, acquired in 2014 by Teradata). These companies have raised more than $70 million in seed-stage venture capital and significant follow-on capital from Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, Index Ventures, and other leading venture capital firms.
Micah began his career in 1993 working on machine learning systems with Carver Mead. In 1999, he and Craig Johnson formed C2C Ventures in Palo Alto, California. From 2006-2013, concurrent with C2C, Micah joined the Stanford University faculty as a consulting associate professor in the School of Engineering. He returned to investing full time in 2014. Micah was recognized in 2003 by MIT Technology Review as “one of the top 100 innovators of the world” (“TR100 List“). He graduated from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) and received a PhD from the California Institute of Technology.