Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

COO at Doctible

Greater San Diego Area

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Michael Anderson's Overview

  • COO at Doctible
  • Director at Ardent Ventures
  • General Manager - North America at Ixaris Systems
  • VP - Business Development at Affinity Mobile / Mozido
  • VP - Business Development at GotVoice
  • Operations and Business Development at American Challenge
  • VP - IT / Venture Capital / Corporate Development at Washington Mutual / JP Morgan Chase
  • President at Sound Design Group
  • Corporate Program Manager at TDS

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Michael Anderson's Summary

Entrepreneurial executive with 17+ years of business development, sales, product development, finance and operations experience with extensive background in rapid-growth environments.

12 years working with technology companies taking new products to market
10 years of Angel / Seed / VC experience

Broad spectrum of success in a variety of leadership roles, in addition to a large rolodex of relationships across the Software, Internet, Telecom, VC, Banking and Financial Services industries.

Michael Anderson's Experience



2014Present (less than a year) San Diego


Ardent Ventures

December 2005Present (8 years 11 months)

Management consulting services and venture investments.

General Manager - North America

Ixaris Systems

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

20102013 (3 years)

London UK based company developing an innovative, next generation SAAS prepaid payment technology platform - defining a new payments category called ODPP or Open Development Payment Platform for global electronic payment and prepaid card solutions.

• Built business plan, P&L and sales strategy for North American territory.
• Sourced and closed contracts with new customers in three new verticals, proving value proposition and establishing first revenue streams in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
• Worked intimately with product development and marketing teams to refine product mix, sales and marketing programs to address tangible market needs.
• Sourced and managed key legal, financial institution and ecosystem relationships.
• Results were a new product mix for targeted verticals, contracts and revenue from customers in new markets, sales pipeline and established marketing, sales and operations processes.

VP - Business Development

Affinity Mobile / Mozido

20082010 (2 years)

Mobile financial services platform (mobile payments, mobile banking and mobile money transfer). Pioneered America’s first mobile payment platform with international money transfer from the mobile handset.

VP - Business Development


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

20072008 (1 year)

Telecommunications and voice services platform. Acquired by Spoken.

Operations and Business Development

American Challenge

20062006 (less than a year)

Left my corporate job and to do something way out of my comfort zone. The mission was to set a new world speed record with a NASCAR vehicle while producing a TV pilot based on individuals achieving a “far reaching goal in their life”. Raised investment capital, managed operations and critical partnerships necessary. Small team achieved our goal of setting a new Guinness world land speed record, in addition to, setting the fastest modified stock car world record at 237mph. One of the most amazing projects I've ever been involved with.

VP - IT / Venture Capital / Corporate Development

Washington Mutual / JP Morgan Chase

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JPM; Financial Services industry

20012006 (5 years) Seattle

• Managed $150 million venture capital fund with direct investment portfolio and limited partner interests in seven venture capital funds across the U.S.
• Responsible for sourcing, due diligence and recommendation of investment opportunities, in addition to portfolio management with board representation and VC limited partner interests.
• Corporate development strategy and planning
• Corporate IT and technology


Sound Design Group

19972001 (4 years)

Management consulting and investment services company for early-stage technology companies with clients in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Provide rockstar level Product or Business Development, Operations / IT Management, Project Management and Recruiting services.

Corporate Program Manager


19901997 (7 years)

Telecommunications parent for U.S. Celluar, Aerial Communications (T-Mobile), American Paging (Arch) and TDS Telecom. TDS provides telecommunications services to over 7 million customers in 36 states. Incredible job to have during the explosive expansion in wireless and telecom in the mid-late 90's.

Michael Anderson's Organizations

  • Alliance of Angels - Seattle

    • 2001 to 2012

    Selection Committee Member (2002 - 2008)

  • Bitcoin Foundation

    • 2013 to Present

    Fostering a globally accepted currency.

  • University of Califonia - San Diego

    Entrepreneur Challenge
    • 2014 to Present
  • University of San Diego

    V2 Entrepreneur Program
    • 2014 to Present
  • Tech Coast Angels

    • 2014 to Present
  • CONNECT Springboard

    Entrepreneur in Residence
    • 2014 to Present

Michael Anderson's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer / Dog Adoption

      The Humane Society of the United States
      • Animal Welfare
    • Mentor / Lecturer

      Startup Leadership Program
      2014 present (less than a year)

      The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. Through hands-on workshops, ideation sessions, and intimate speaker series, and one-on-one mentoring, the students learn the hard and soft skills of entrepreneurship: reading a term sheet, preparing business plans, crafting elevator pitches and investor presentations, the critical skills of networking, negotiations, managing investors, boards and leading team members.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Environment
      • Science and Technology

Michael Anderson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Payments
  3. Start-ups
  4. Banking
  5. Telecommunications
  6. Mobile Payments
  7. Entrepreneur
  8. Executive Management
  9. Strategic Partnerships
  10. E-commerce
  11. Corporate Development
  12. Entrepreneurship
  13. P&L Management
  14. Business Strategy
  15. Product Management
  16. Customer Acquisition
  17. Mobile Commerce
  18. New Business Development
  19. Product Strategy
  20. Mobile
  21. Cards
  22. Contract Negotiations
  23. Global Business Development
  24. Product Development
  25. Cloud Computing
  26. Business Development
  27. SaaS
  28. Mobile Devices
  29. Strategy
  30. Marketing Strategy
  31. Business Planning
  32. Management Consulting

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