Mike Grandinetti

Mike Grandinetti is Chief Marketing & Corporate Strategy officer at Reduxio. He has a unique cross-disciplinary background. He has deep operating experience as a serial venture capital – backed entrepreneur across five very successful ventures, was involved as an early team member in the launch of several successful new businesses within Hewlett-Packard, holds long-standing faculty appointments at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Hult International Business School. He also served as a senior management consultant with McKinsey. As a serial entrepreneur, Mike was involved in the formation of 7 advanced technology start-ups and has helped lead five venture-backed start-up companies to successful exits (twice a multiple exit) for his VC investors, inlcuding 2 NASDAQ IPOs and 5 high multiple trade sales to strategics. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to numerous global start-ups and VC firms across the IT, and is Managing Director of StartupNEXT Boston and a Community Impact Fellow with OpenIDEO.
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Recent Posts


High Tech Mergers and Acquisitions and the Death of Shareholder Value

Mike Grandinetti - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Here’s something to think about. If you knew in advance, statistically, that by acquiring a company,  post-merger, these two things could happen: (1) your own company’s profit margins, earnings growth, and return on capital will fall behind that of your industry peers in the three years following the deal; and (2) in that same three years, the stock returns of your merged company will be, on average, 24% lower than the returns for rival acquirers that you actually beat out on the deal, would...


The US tech industry must have the freedom to hire at will

Mike Grandinetti - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Reduxio’s POV on the recent Executive Order on Immigration and its implications for innovation 


How to Run a Hackathon to Boost Innovation Within Your Company

Mike Grandinetti - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hackathons are great learning environments for aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, marketers and corporate change agents - essentially anyone and everyone involved in the creative process of innovating. This post explores how both participants and companies can benefit significantly from a hackathon, and explains how you can start organizing hackathons within your company.


Why I Signed Up For Reduxio’s Data Storage Revolution

Mike Grandinetti - Saturday, February 27, 2016

When it comes to the tech start-up community, I think it is fair to say I have been around the block, and seen a lot of “game-changing” start-ups over the years.