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 with over 150 transactions and assignments, and restaurant chain CFO. He also founded FohBoh.com, inFOH.com, Quikfitapp.com and Orderscape.com. He is a non-executive Director at Metristo.com; advisor to bluestartups.com, foodandcity.org and 6dbytes.com, a food-maker robotics company. Most recently, Michael founded Roostersbot a fully autonomous food-maker robot restaurant concept being developed for launch in late 2018.
Michael's holding company, Bailiwick Ventures, recently partnered with 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.
As a former restaurant operator and current advocate for transformative food and restaurant technologies, Michael helps restaurant brands on matters relating to restaurant technology and strategy, and early-stage technology companies in the areas of strategy, corporate development, corporate finance, product development and resource integration. Michael and is a frequent blogger and speaker on restaurant automation and data integration topics.
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.
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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