Michael L. Atkinson
I pursue passions not paychecks.
A multi-hyphenate living in Silicon Valley, Michael is a restaurant technology investor, entrepreneur and strategic advisor to brands, investors, investment banks and technology innovators worldwide. Michael is a serial entrepreneur, former investment banker, a restaurant operator and restaurant chain CFO. Michael founded FohBoh.com, inFOH.com, Quikfitapp.com and most recently, Orderscape.com, a voice technology software company that has built a conversational commerce platform to enable food ordering using digital assistants and mobile voice platforms.
Michael is a business accelerator mentor at bluestartups.com and foodandcity.org and former advisor to Momentummachines.com and 6dbytes.com, and investor in Roostersbot.com, a fully autonomous restaurant robotics company in early development.
As a former restaurant operator and current advocate for transformative food and restaurant technologies, Michael helps restaurant brands on matters relating to conversational commerce, restaurant technology and strategy. Michael and is a frequent writer and speaker on restaurant automation and data integration topics.
Michael's company, Bailiwick Ventures, recently advised Mike Love, legendary co-founder and frontman of The Beach Boys to bring the spirit of the Kokomo brand to food, beverage, restaurants and related lifestyle products globally.
Michael is happily married to Kim, has two amazing and successful adult children, is an amateur chef, avid skier, diver, beachcomber, backpacker and wine collector.
Michael speaks on topic relating to transformative technologies affecting change in the global restaurant industry. Specifically, restaurant automation in the areas of robotics and voice technology and the changing nature of data and analytics.
"Money is a renewable resource. Time and opportunity are not."
My Home Steakhouse
Upscale "Ghost "steakhouse restaurants coming soon. San Jose, California | London, UK
Decades of experience in the entrepreneurial space and have worked with numerous food, beverage, restaurant, food and technology companies.
Corporate Development • Corporate Finance • Strategy • Board Member
Food • Tech • Restaurants
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