Mike Krupit, Founder & Lead Coach, Trajectify
Mike Krupit is the veteran of eight diverse startups, on both the east and west coast, and has been a fixture in the booms and busts of the last three decades of tech. He is the founder and lead coach for Trajectify LLC, guiding entrepreneurs of young companies and small businesses to help them to cross the chasm, find and develop opportunities and organizations, and grow. Mike also founded and organizes the Philadelphia New Technology Meetup and has hosted more than 50 regional tech events for over 5,500 community members.
His story is one of a young software geek that grew from CTO to COO to CEO. He honed his management skills and business prowess with young companies as they became successful exits and mature businesses, including three IPOs, a bunch of mergers and acquisitions, and a turn-around. Mike spent a decade in Silicon Valley where he helped build Verity (a pioneer in search engines, IPO and sold to Autonomy/HP) and KnowledgeSet (one of the first companies to put data on a CD). In the Northeast, he developed the e-commerce technology and operations at online music pioneer, CDNOW, was part of taking the company public, later becoming CDNOW’s CEO. Mike also worked with Infonautics (a pioneer in online information services) and Knite, a spin-out from Princeton University to commercialize an innovation to the spark plug.