Mike Zimmerman

Founding Partner | Main Sequence

Mike Zimmerman


Mike Zimmerman is a Founding Partner of Main Sequence, a deep tech venture capital firm backing companies to address the Planet’s greatest challenges in food, healthcare, climate, space, security and heavy industries. Main Sequence was started in partnership with the Australian Government and CSIRO to leverage world-leading science and engineering research in solving these Planetary Challenges, and manages just over $1B AUM.

At Main Sequence, Mike invests in solutions for the Feeding 10 Billion People, Supercharge Industrial Productivity, Decarbonise the Planet and Next Intelligence Leap Challenges. Investments include Avarni, Castlepoint, Emesent, Kasada, Loam Bio, Lumachain, Plotlogic and Regrow.

He is also a Director of the Australian Investment Council, and a Board Member of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Alumni Association.

Prior to Main Sequence, he spent more than 20 years as a founder, executive and investor in Australia and Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career he worked with Bain & Company and Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA with honours from Amherst College.


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