Michael Brogioli is currently Managing Director and founder of Polymathic Consulting in Austin, Texas, and professor of Computer Engineering / Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is an active investor, serial entrepreneur and technical author. Prior to founding Polymathic, he held senior leadership positions at Freescale/Motorola, Intel Research, and Texas Instruments Research. He is passionate about new business opportunities, music, finance, and is an active member of Central Texas Angel Network. He holds a Ph.D. from Rice University, and founded Scout Island Ventures, an early stage angel fund in Austin Texas.