Michael Vaughan

Mike is an accomplished fintech operator, investor and advisor. He has spent 20+ years at high-growth tech companies. Most recently as the COO of Venmo, he helped lead the business from its Series A round in 2011 to acquisition by Braintree in 2012, and then again by PayPal in 2013 as part of the $800 million Braintree deal. By the end of Mike’s tenure, Venmo had grown to 40M active users and $300M annual revenue run-rate. Since leaving Venmo in 2019, he has spent the past few years as an active angel investor, building a portfolio of more than 75 high-growth tech companies, and is currently an operating partner at Stripes, a growth equity investment firm.