• Michael L. Atkinson

    Professional Biography

    About Me

    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.

     

    Personal

    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.

     

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  • COMPANIES

    "Money is a renewable resource. Time and opportunity are not."

    Principal | Partner

    Investment holding company, San Jose, California.

    Principal | Partner

    Restaurant Technology Consulting Company. San Jose, California | London, UK

  • Partnerships

    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

    yFood

    London

    YFood creates opportunities for Food Tech startups, investors and brands to connect globally.

    Blue Startups

    Honolulu

    A top 20 accelerator for promising startups. Blue is Paradise for food, travel and related tech companies.

    Food+City

    Austin

    F+C provokes fresh perspectives on the realities of how we feed cities, and inspire action.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Food • Tech • Restaurants

    Food Tech Week - London

    October 30 - November 3

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, food-maker robots and chatbots for voice ordering and guest engagement.

    Restaurant Innovation Summit - Austin

    October 25 - October 27

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, food-maker robots and chatbots for voice ordering and guest engagement.

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    Food Tech Strategics | Bailiwick Ventures

    San Jose, CA | London, UK