We are
Innovation Capital

We are a team of serial entrepreneurs with extensive Fortune-100 careers at companies as diverse as Genentech, Merrill Lynch, Apple, Goldman Sachs, Dell, AT&T, and Allstate. In addition, we have all been successful in building, scaling, financing, coaching, and monetizing startups for over 30 years.

Our team works together seamlessly with refined skill sets in finance, auditing, manufacturing, intellectual property, marketing, operations, and strategy. We take our time and build trust with the founders. We meet regularly (~ once a week) to establish milestones, provide assistance, and listen.

We are confident but not cocky. Smart but curious. Driven but measured.

We are Innovation Capital.

Mike has over 30 years of experience as a successful serial entrepreneur and startup investor with multiple exits. His most recent exit was to Accenture in 2015.

MIKE W. ERWIN

Founder, General Partner, Chief Investment Officer

Whurley is a former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, a 2018 Eisenhower Fellow, and an IBM Master Inventor. His most recent exit was to Goldman in 2016.

WHURLEY

Co-Founder and
General Partner

Adam is a former Operations Director at Genentech & Roche, has held COO/CEO positions at multiple startups, and sits on several corporate advisory boards.

ADAM LIPMAN

Co-Founder and
Managing Partner

Mike is a former CIO at Fortune 100 companies including Aflac, AllState, and Robertson Stephens. Mike also has experience as a startup Founder and CEO.

MIKE BOYLE

Managing
Partner

Puckett has over 35 years of experience in investment banking, fixed income, M&A, institutional fund formation and management, and C-level public and private company operations.

JAMES PUCKETT

Managing Partner |
CFO

Mike has extensive experience in corporate strategy at HP & Dell and was the Director of Research for Austin Ventures and did IP & Patent Licensing at AT&T.

MIKE MILLARD

Operating
Partner

Varun has experience across diverse roles, ranging from M&A, corporate finance, and management consulting. In addition to being a startup founder, he joined Ecliptic from Microsoft where he was working on the Cloud and AI team focused on growth of Azure.

VARUN PANDIT

Senior
Associate