Mike Partsch is the chief venture officer of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), a nonprofit, mission-driven organization that has supported scientific research within the UW–Madison community for more than 90 years. WARF partners with university researchers on patenting and licensing their discoveries and then providing grants back to UW–Madison to continue that cycle of innovation.
Partsch is a veteran medical device venture capitalist and startup CEO with extensive operational experience in early-stage management. Prior to joining WARF, he led AcceleMed Management for 11 years.
He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in biology and philosophy of science from the University of Pennsylvania.