Mike Buckley

Venture Advisor
Los Angeles, CA

Mike joined Touchdown Ventures as a Venture Advisor in 2024. He brings extensive experience in venture investing, financial leadership, and operational execution. Mike worked as a corporate venture investor for 14 years at Intel Capital, where he led the global consumer investment practice. He is currently CFO at Soli Organic, an innovative venture-backed produce company, where he leads the company’s transformation to indoor growing, scaling Soli’s unique technologies and seeking to transform agriculture.

Prior to Soli, Mike was an executive leader at Postmates and Nike. At Postmates, Mike was a key member of the core leadership team during the company’s period of rapid growth and acquisition by Uber. Mike launched Postmates Retail and led the delivery-as-a-service business achieving 300% growth in both deliveries and merchant partners. At Nike, Mike spent six years defining and implementing Nike’s strategy to transform from a wholesale business to making direct-to-consumer Nike’s primary growth engine. Mike led this shift as CFO of Nike Direct stores, digital commerce and experiences, which became Nike’s fastest growth group, delivering $12B in 2019 sales.

Mike has a BA in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University and graduated from the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Favorite Team

Stanford Cardinal

Favorite Moment

The “1990 Big Game Comeback” in which Stanford came back from a 25-18 deficit to Cal by scoring on a 13-play 82 yard drive in the last 12 seconds of the game

Favorite Place

Government Camp, Oregon, nestled high on the active volcano of Mt. Hood surrounded by three small ski resorts serving as a gateway to some of the most beautiful terrain in the Pacific Northwest