Michael Docherty brings unique perspective to this book, having been an entrepreneur, senior corporate executive, and venture capitalist. He’s passionate about the intersection of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship.
As CEO of Venture2, a consulting and new ventures firm, he works with leading brand companies and startups to build innovation ecosystems and commercialize breakthrough new products and businesses. Corporate clients include Cisco, Unilever, Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Jarden, and other leading companies.
He has managed venture-backed startups, including a mobile technology innovation network, and was also president of Spencer Trask, a venture investment firm that backed leading collaborative innovation platforms including InnoCentive, inno360, and others. Earlier in his career, Docherty was VP of new products for Sunbeam Appliances (now Jarden) and then VP/GM of Sunbeam Health, during the successful turn- around of the company. Prior to that, he held marketing and technology leadership positions with Ford Motor Company and General Electric.
Docherty holds an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BSME degree from Drexel University. He is a highly rated speaker on innovation and corporate venturing and an active supporter of the entrepreneurial community.
Speaking – Book Michael Docherty for your next event. A passionate and engaging speaker, Mike has a clear vision about how companies, large and small, can create new sources of growth through collaboration and entrepreneurship. His corporate leadership experience and understanding of the startup ecosystem combine to provide thought-provoking insights that will challenge your traditional thinking about what it takes to succeed at innovation today. Venture2 Insights, Contact us