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INVESTMENT TEAM

Sherman Atkinson

Managing Director

Sherman joined Miramar in 2011 and is the Co-founder of Miramar Digital Ventures (MDV). Sherman focuses on the Data, IoT and AI markets.  

 

Previously, Sherman was with Austin Ventures, where he was a CEO-In-Residence in their Growth Equity Practice. Prior to Austin Ventures, Sherman spent 17 years as an operator and an entrepreneur in the new media and e-commerce sectors. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Intermix Media, Inc. (AMEX: MIX | Incubator of MySpace.com). As part of the turn-around team, Sherman helped develop a number of new Internet media properties and also served as the President of Intermix Network, one of the largest Advertising Networks in 2005. During his tenure as COO, Intermix was acquired by News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) for $673M. Prior to joining Intermix, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of buy.com and President of BuyServices, Inc. 

 

Sherman’s recent board experiences include of PointStreak Technologies Inc. (acquired by Gaming Nation Inc. (TSXV: FAN)), Rachio, Inc. - a leader in the IoT water technology sector and Liquid Grids - an Artificial Intelligence company focused on the Healthcare sector. Sherman received his BA in Russian from Purdue University. He also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and as a member of the United States Naval Nuclear Power Program.

Bruce Hallett

Managing Director

Bruce is a co-founder of Miramar Digital Ventures and brings his enthusiasm for innovation, product strategy and team building to Miramar’s portfolio of tech startup companies. With over two decades of collaborations with technology entrepreneurs, Bruce co-leads Miramar investments in the Data, IoT and AI markets. Currently, Bruce serves on the board of WellTok. He also served on the board of directors of Aktino (acquired by Positron), Berkana Wireless (acquired by Qualcomm), OptionEase (acquired by Solium) and RealPractice (acquired by ReachLocal).

 

Prior to founding Miramar, Bruce was Managing Partner of the Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison Orange County office, where he managed IPOs, venture financings and liquidity events for many high profile technology companies in Southern California including Broadcom, Buy.com, Exult and Applied Semantics (acquired by Google in 2003). Bruce was one of seven partners on Brobeck’s firm-wide executive committee until he started Miramar in 2001.

 

Bruce received his BA magna cum laude from UC Irvine and his JD from UCLA. From 2007-2010, he was Chair of the Chief Executive Roundtable at UC Irvine and from 2010-2012 Bruce served as UC Alumni Regent on the Board of Regents of the University of California. He currently serves on UC President Janet Napolitano’s Innovation Council and is a member of the UCLA Venture Fund.

THE MIRAMAR TEAM

Seasoned Venture Investors & Operators

Miramar Digital Ventures' team is located in Newport Beach, California. We invest primarily in Southern California and have recently expanded our coverage to the Intermountain West and Southwest Regions. Our investing professionals, support staff and Entrepreneurs In Residence have years of investing and operational experience ranging from seed stage to public companies. All of our team members have been on both sides of the table in the tech sector.