Michael France

COO of Bolster. Former Managing Director of Raptor Accelerator. Experienced Venture Capital and Private Equity Operating Partner. Duke University alum.

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Mike is an experienced venture-capital and private-equity operating partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Bolster.


As an active participant in the venture capital and private equity industry for over seven years, Mike has helped design, build, roll-out, rehaul, manage and optimize businesses and product lines for companies across a wide range of stages and sectors, including hospitality, consumer products, retail, and industrials.

Prior to Bolster, Mike was Managing Director of Raptor Accelerator, a business consultancy boutique servicing emerging, middle-market and Fortune 500 companies. He’s also helped build and run companies as the founder of PSO Consulting and with Credit Suisse and DLJ Merchant Banking.

Mike started his career focused on operations analytics with IBM after studying computer science and philosophy at Duke University.

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