Michael Cardamone is a seasoned business development and digital marketing professional with extensive experience in the tech industry. He was among the first 30 employees at Box, where he developed and managed partnerships. He led partnerships at AcademixDirect before founding Acceleprise, a B2B SaaS focused accelerator and fund with locations in San Francisco, NYC, and Toronto. He has also made angel investments in pre-seed or seed rounds of various startups, including Flexport, Naturebox, and Station.
Cardamone holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Columbia Business School and a BS in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University. Besides his role as CEO and managing partner of Forum Ventures (formerly Acceleprise), he has also been a cohort 2 member at Oper8r LLC and a venture partner at SaaStr. His expertise lies in developing and managing partnerships, SaaS, business development, digital marketing, early-stage investing, early go-to-market strategies, and sales.