Mike is the Managing Director and Founding Partner of ventureLab, a cross-market VC that helps entrepreneurs build startups around the world by providing seed funds, hands-on business resources and strategic relationships. Prior to ventureLab, he has played key roles in various startup ecosystems around the world as both an entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Prasad has worked with startups from Y Combinator, Idealab, 500 Startups, Yetizen, Supermassive, HAXLR8R, SOSventures and more. In 2008, as the digital strategist on the founding team at Kogi BBQ, he started the worldwide twittering food truck trend that is now a billion dollar industry. In 2003, he was one of the youngest CTO’s of a publicly traded company which paved the way for wireless and digital technologies in Las Vegas. With his diverse background, Mr. Prasad has spoken around the world on digital strategy, startups, and investing in emerging global ecosystems and his work has been covered by most major news outlets.