Mike Krenn, who helped found both Tech Coast Angels and CommNexus, has been tapped to head the San Diego Venture Group, succeeding Dave Titus as its full-time president.
“Mike has been passionately invested in the San Diego tech community,” said Bob Holmen, chairman of the San Diego Venture Group’s board of directors. “He’s the right person to continue expanding our impact in fostering the region’s innovation economy, and we’re excited at bringing him aboard as our president.”
Krenn is also the founder of VenturePipeline.com, a service that matches emerging growth technology companies with venture capital sources. He has helped more than 50 companies raise funding, in the hundreds of millions of dollars, with leading firms around the country. Over the years Krenn has also counseled hundreds of technology companies on various aspects of their business plans, including management issues, market development, strategic partnerships and financing strategies.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity,” said Krenn. “It's important to note, and thank my predecessor, Dave Titus, for all that he has done and will continue to do as an active member of San Diego Venture Group… I'm looking forward to working with the entire emerging growth community here and helping drive access to capital, whether it is here, Silicon Valley, or elsewhere. We want to continue to grow San Diego as a leading technology center in this country. "