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Michael Saloio, Founding Partner

I’m Mike — a creative entrepreneur, investor, investment analyst, and coach.

I’m the Founder & CEO of Huddle, a community connecting founders with elastic design and build teams. Before Huddle, I ran a venture builder that partnered with founders inside ecosystems like Techstars, Expa, Human Ventures, Samsung NEXT, Betaworks, WeWork Labs, Create, XRC Labs, and more. Since 2014, I’ve helped 100+ startups raise over $300M in funding. My startup journey began as the first employee at SuperPhone, where I helped Grammy-nominated artist and entrepreneur Ryan Leslie raise $1M and build a text-based artist-to-fan CRM backed by Ben Horowitz, Betaworks, and more.

Before startups, I was an investment analyst covering special situations, payments, and communication technology. I’ve worked on capital raises from pre-Seed → IPO/M&A and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Fortune Magazine, and more.

Outside work, I’m a daily meditator, writer, music producer, podcast host, and community builder. I live between Brooklyn, NY, and Miami, FL. More on all that here.