Investment Partner | Investment Committee Member
Mike Lempres is an Investment Partner at Valley Capital Partners, helping oversee and support founders in the firms active investment portfolio in areas such as corporate governance, capital raises, and executive hiring, compensation, and retention.
Prior to joining Valley Capital Partners Investment Committee, Mike was an EIR and Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, helping manage the firms extensive blockchain, web3 and crypto investments on the corporate and regulatory side. Prior, Mike served as the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Coinbase, helping take the company public via IPO and serving on the Board of Directors prior to his departure to join Andreesen Horowitz. Mike has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors, including senior government positions appointed by three Presidential administrations, as well as serving as the Mayor of Atherton, CA. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and is a current or former member of the board of directors of several notable companies, including Silvergate Bank, Coinbase, and Simba Chain.