Mike Leffer is the managing partner of Riptide Ventures. He previously worked as a principal at Early Light Ventures, where he incubated Riptide, a founding team member at Squadra Ventures, an Investment Analyst with Baltimore Angels, is a two-time founder with one (small) exit, and served as an Officer in the US Army. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and regularly holds his breath for over five minutes while freediving and spearfishing.‍