The Cackle Ep56:
Mike Asem, Partner, M25, joins The Cackle to discuss Midwest venture capital investment strategies.
**Aired Wednesday, April 21st on Facebook Live, Twitter, or LinkedIn at 10:30 am EST**
Mike discussing Midwest venture capital investment strategies
Mike Asem is a passionate entrepreneur, Midwest venture capital investor and startup advisor. Today he spends most of his time investing in startups as a part of M25, a Chicago-based venture capital firm focused on seed stage investments in tech startups headquartered in the Midwest. Outside of his responsibilities at M25, Mike is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 24) and a board member at BLCK VC, leading initiatives in the Midwest to connect, engage, empower, and advance Black venture investors. Mike also serves as a Board Member with PicDiversity, a non-profit that exists to provide teachers with photos that mirror the diversity of their students as well as advises startup company founders and mentors college student entrepreneurs at various universities including his alma mater, Purdue.
Prior to M25, Mike founded The Anvil, a co-working space and startup incubator on Purdue University’s campus (now the largest student-run co-working space and startup incubator in the world), where he helped launch the first Purdue startup to be accepted to Y Combinator.
Mike lives in Chicago with his wife, Erikka. In his free time, he enjoys making wine, eating sushi, following Chicago sports, and traveling with his wife.
About The Cackle
Each week on The Cackle, we highlight small businesses, startups, and people who have an impact on communities across the Midwest. We explore a wide range of topics relating to the vibrancy of local economies, including: entrepreneurial journeys, economic trends found in our research, the challenges facing small businesses and startups face, and the importance of building a diverse and inclusive community.