Mr. Gumbinner is a serial investor/executive/advisor/capital raiser. He has been in Micro-Cap Private Equity and Angel Investing for over thirty years and formally for over twelve years. He has worked in various capacities with hundreds of start-ups and early stage companies. He has extensive experience in capital-raising matters, involving all levels of the capital stack, having participated in over US$30 billion of successful financings and corporate transactions, ranging from 4Fs, Angel and Seed funding to IPOs, Dispositions or other exits.
In addition to his numerous private investment activities, Mr. Gumbinner is a consultant and advisor to several early stage technology ventures, and has served in an executive capacity or as a board member or advisor to over 75 companies. He currently is a Managing Director of several Private Equity firms and is the President of the DC Metro Chapter of Keiretsu Forum, the largest and most prevalent Angel Investor Group on the planet. A couple highlights of his achievements are serving as President and CEO of an early-stage magnetics company where he increasing the value of the company by over 1000 fold in four years; and serving as VP & GC of an electricity generation development company that yielded a $400 million return on $110 million total investment, with an IRR well in excess of 100%.
Mr. Gumbinner received his BA (magna cum laude) from Colgate University and his JD degree (magna cum laude and Contributing Editor of the Michigan Law Review) from The University of Michigan Law School.