Investor Connect: Mike Millard of Ecliptic Capital

Investor Connect: Mike Millard of Ecliptic Capital

October 21, 2022 by investor

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Mike Millard, Operating Partner at Ecliptic Capital.

Located in Austin, Texas, Ecliptic Capital is an emergent, early-stage innovation fund focused on pre-seed, seed, and Series A investments. Ecliptic Capital invests in companies that use science and technology as a lever to disrupt lagging industries and cultivate multiple market adjacencies. Their approach is industry agnostic and aims to invest in accelerating technologies that solve big problems and make a global impact in sectors such as energy, climate change, human welfare, and social change.

Ecliptic Capital invests in broadly disruptive technologies that can be applied to multiple market adjacencies improving returns and reducing risk. Their unique structure allows them to maximize these world-changing opportunities, each to their fullest extent, by not forcing exits too early or abandoning them at the first sign of distress.

Mike spent over 20 years of his career in newly formed Fortune 500 divisions and venture capital, creating value at scale with engagements at Dell, HP, AT&T Knowledge Ventures, Ascension, and Austin Ventures. His years in the corporate arena culminated in becoming a Texas innovation ecosystem builder.

Mike is also the Co-Founder of Pitch-a-Kid – where real entrepreneurs pitch their company ideas to kids. It helps kids learn about entrepreneurship while pushing entrepreneurs to communicate better using straightforward language. 

Mike discusses strategies for investments, how to bring value to a startup, how to reduce risks when investing, and more.

Visit Ecliptic Capital at:,, and Twitter @EclipticCapital.

Reach out to Mike at:,, and Twitter @millardtx.

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