Michael Pratt, Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Michael has worked almost two decades in startups and venture-financed companies, raising over $100M of angel and venture financing. He has co-founded or held C-level roles at numerous early stage companies, with five exits. In addition to his role at Select, Michael is a lecturer in technology entrepreneurship with the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute at the University of Maryland. Michael has a BS in Finance from East Carolina University and an MS, Marketing from Johns Hopkins University.
Sameer Shalaby, Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Sameer is a serial entrepreneur, with extensive startup, management and board experience and several successful exits. His early experience includes operating roles at NASA and Oracle. In 1993, Shalaby co-founded TenFold Corporation, helping TenFold to a successful IPO and $1B+ market cap, and Paladyne in 2005 with an $80M M&A in 2011. Sameer has BS in EE&CS from George Washington University and an MS from MIT in Artificial Intelligence. Sameer has raised over $25M of venture capital in multiple companies.
Adam Slovik, Managing Partner
Adam is an active investor with over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur, focusing on high-tech. In 1993, Slovik co-founded TenFold Corporation, helping TenFold to a successful IPO and a $1B+ market cap. Prior to TenFold, Slovik was a founding member of Oracle’s Applications Division, serving in various technical, architectural and product management roles. Slovik frequently lectures on entrepreneurship, angel investing, and management strategies and tactics for growing companies.
Sol Zlotchenko, Managing Partner
Sol is a high-tech professional with product and R&D experience and several successful exits. He is a repeat starter operater taking on the roles of the CPO, CTO, and founder. Sol has been involved in a number of early internet projects since 1994. Sol has over 20 years of experience in financial technology at Goldman Sachs, Hedge Funds, and Paladyne Systems. Sol co-founded Paladyne Systems with an $80M acquisition in 2011. Sol hold a BS and MS from Columbia University in EE.
Lilian J. Ting, Principal
Lilian is a frequent startup instructor, judge, panelist, and mentor and is experienced in sourcing SAS companies largely focused on AI, EdTech, mobility, and customer experience. She sources companies through a global network and has been an operator and advisor to early-stage companies in both hardware and software – working on management, product development, strategic planning, fundraising, and revenue growth. She has raised millions for early-stage startups. She did her PhD coursework and MA at George Washington University and her BA at Bryn Mawr College.