Michael Borrus is the founding General Partner of X/Seed Capital Management. Prior to founding X/Seed, Michael was an EIR at Mohr Davidow Ventures. From 1999 to 2004, Michael led the technology banking unit at The Petkevich Group, a financial services start-up. Before that, Michael was Adjunct Professor in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and a partner in the business consulting firm Industry and Trade Strategies. While at Berkeley, he co-founded the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He has authored three books and more than 70 chapters, articles and monographs on topics such as management of technology, high technology competition, international trade and investment and financial strategies for technology companies. Much of his academic and consulting work focused on how business models need to adjust to exploit new market opportunities or adapt to new competitors. Michael serves on several National Academy of Science/National Research Council steering committees including serving as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Competing in the 21st Century. He also serves on The UC Berkeley School of Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. He holds a BA degree from Princeton University, MA from UC Berkeley and JD from Harvard Law School.