Mike Taylor

Venture Partner
Bay Area


Mike has an extensive background in finance and operations. Currently CFO at GitHub, Mike previously served as VP of Finance at Tesla Motors, Inc. He also served as VP of Finance for network management software pioneer Micromuse, where he coordinated the IPO and several financing rounds and managed all financial planning and investor relations activities. Mike served as the CFO for Benchmark Capital and CFO for Tropos Networks.

Mike began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he helped clients worldwide raise over $2 billion in structured debt financing. He worked for McKinsey and Company and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he helped several companies through IPOs and acquisitions. In 1994, Mike caught the technology bug and has since helped game-changing companies raise more than $250 million in public and private financings. Mike serves on the board for the Center for the Early Intervention on Deafness.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a JD/MBA from Stanford University.