Drummond Road Capital founder Morris Wheeler began his career on Wall Street after studying Economics and Computer Science at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and earning his JD at Yale Law School.
Early in his venture capital career, he specialized in software and digital media. From there, as CEO and Founder, he led the team that created the first internet music distribution platform with the founders of MTV, Island Records and Gateway Computers. Sputnik7 was acquired by a major media company in early 2000.
Over the past decade, Mr. Wheeler has managed a diverse venture capital and private equity portfolio, and served as Chairman and CEO of Cohesant, a definitely non-digital company that extends the life of aging water infrastructure. During his operating tenure, Cohesant's public investors enjoyed a 28% annualized return culminating with a sale to Graco Inc. in 2008.
Most recently, Mr. Wheeler has focused on making 10 to 12 value-added seed stage investments per year in software companies participating in top national accelerator programs like Techstars, 500 Startups, Y-Combinator, LaunchPad LA and The Brandery.
Drummond Road Capital, recognized as one of the 100 most active startup investors in the US, looks for entrepreneurs that combine big, game changing ideas with the tenacity, commitment and competitive fire necessary to turn those ideas into profitable reality.