Intersouth Partners, founded in 1985, is one of the nation’s oldest early-stage venture capital firms, managing $780 million in seven venture capital partnerships. One of the largest early-stage venture funds, it has invested in almost 100 companies, and focuses on the life sciences and technology sectors.
Mitchell is a general partner with Intersouth Partners, where he has primary responsibility for the firm’s technology portfolio, which includes investments in enterprise infrastructure (including software, tools and databases); processing power (including semiconductor materials and chips) and communications (such as network software and components). He has served on the boards of more than 20 private companies for Intersouth over the last 18 years, and currently serves on the boards of five Intersouth portfolio companies: Bright Hub, Infoglide Software, TapRoot Systems, Trinity Convergence and Ziptronix. Prior to joining Intersouth in 1989, he served in management roles at three Intersouth portfolio companies. Previously, he worked as a manager in the high growth business practice at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche).
Mitchell is a Director and former Chairman of the Board of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the United States. He serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). He is an investor and Advisory Board member of The Entrepreneur’s Philanthropic Venture Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board for N.C. State University’s Engineering Entrepreneurs Program. He has served as a mentor to the Kauffman Foundation’s Kauffman Venture Fellows Program.
Mitchell is a frequent speaker on the topic of venture capital. He is an adjunct professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he teaches and advises on the entrepreneurship curriculum. Mitchell has earned an A.B. in management science from Duke University.
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