Michael Frankel

Business Development Advisor
Philadelphia, PA

Michael has been an advisor to Touchdown Ventures since 2022.

Michael is Founding Partner at Trajectory Capital, a private equity fund focused on ‘diamond in the rough’ enterprise technology and data businesses. He brings over 30 years of experience in technology, data M&A, and investing. His career as a corporate development officer has made him deeply aware of the challenges of corporate venture capital execution. Prior to Trajectory Michael was SVP of the Deloitte New-venture Accelerator and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Michael has also served as corporate development and strategy officer at a number of technology and information services companies including VeriSign, GE Capital, IRI and LexisNexis. Michael has also served on the boards and advisory boards of both public and private companies in the technology and data sector.

Michael earned his BA, MA, JD and MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a frequent speaker on M&A, corporate development, and innovation; and has written three books and numerous articles on those subjects.

Michael lives in the suburbs of New York City with his wife, daughter, and large dog. In his free time Michael loves to cook, read and travel.

Favorite Activity

Traveling anywhere and everywhere with his wife and daughter

Favorite Food

Tight race between Mr. B’s gumbo ya ya and Frontera Grill chicken tortilla soup

Favorite Teams

Boston Red Sox and NY Giants