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Mike Edelhart

Mike Edelhart

Managing Partner Social Starts


Mike Edelhart is the Managing Partner for the Social Starts moment-of-inception investment fund and Joyance Partners, the first VC fund to focus on the Technological Vectors of Happiness. Mike is an experienced media and Internet startup executive. Mike was Managing Director and founder of First30 Services, a launch accelerator for early-stage companies.

Mike has held CEO and executive positions at numerous startups, including Inman News, Zinio, Third Age Media, and Olive Software. Mike was a partner at Redleaf, a VC firm. Earlier in this career, at SoftBank, Mike directed content for the Seybold, Interop and Comdex conferences and launched new businesses. Mike spent thirteen years at Ziff Davis in a variety of executive and editorial positions, including Executive Editor of PC Magazine, Editor of PC Week and Editor/Publisher of PC/Computing.

He has also worked as an Internet strategies consultant to Bloomberg, Reuters, AARP, and other major media and Internet companies. Mike is an Advisor to Spredfast, Citia, and Porter&Sail. The author of 22 books, Mike earned a BSc in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado.

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