Tony Grover is managing director of RPM Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Founded in May of 2000, RPM has built a reputation as an early stage venture capital firm with a unique investing strategy and core platform that enables it to provide exceptional deal flow and high value add. The firm has also developed a strong reputation as a trusted investing partner to several West Coast firms. He brings to RPM over 15 years of private equity, operating, and technical knowledge and experience spanning a wide array of industries and corporate settings.At RPM, Grover is involved on the boards of Performix, a leading provider of manufacturing execution systems software that enables flexible, real-time plant operations for batch process manufacturing customers; Arbor Photonics, a designer and marketer of novel high power fiber laser components and systems for materials processing applications; Eden Park, developer and solution provider of next generation environmentally friendly lighting solutions; and JanRain, a provider of online identity management platforms delivered as an on-demand subscription service.Grover was previously involved on the boards of FLX Micro, a developer of advanced MEMS sensors for harsh environment applications based upon its proprietary technology platform in silicon carbide microfabrication; ShareThis, an online advertising network powered by its one-click simple content sharing platform utilizing proprietary genetic algorithms; VizionWare, designer and manufacturer of digital interconnect cables, based on proprietary EMI reduction technology, for consumer and commercial digital based audio/video entertainment systems; and Mobius Microsystems, a leader in CMOS based system-on-chip technology with a focus on converging disparate semiconductor components onto a single chip utilizing digital, analog and radio frequency design expertise.Before co-founding RPM, Grover was vice president at White Pines Ventures, a $100 million venture capital firm. In this capacity, Grover was responsible for investments in telecommunications, software, Internet and supply chain sectors.Prior to joining White Pines Ventures, Grover was co-founder of Promotum, an Internet-based promotions, marketing, and services company that obtained seed capital from Pandesic, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and SAP. He was responsible for developing corporate strategy, day-to-day operations and managing technical development.Grover serves on the advisory board of the University of Michigan Frankel Commercialization Fund, a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of ideas generated within the University of Michigan community, and co-manages the RPM-10 entrepreneurial internship, a program that seeds University of Michigan student run businesses through grants from the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship.Grover received finance, engineering and manufacturing experience serving as a business and cost analyst with Intel Corporation and as a manufacturing engineer for Cummins Engine Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife and two sons.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Tony Grover and other top speakers and celebrities.