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Background Information

Employment History


Managing Principal

Wellspring FV LLC

President of the Philadelphia Chapter

Surface Mount Technology Association


Member of the Committee

Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors
Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania

Board Member
Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Founder of Wellspring FV's Predecessor
Wellspring Partners LTD

Board Member
Northern Pennsylvania , Inc.


Bachelor of Science degree

Electronics Engineering Technology

Ohio Institute of Technology

Web References (27 Total References)

Wellspring FV Management [cached]

Wellspring FV LLC was founded in April, 1999 by Michael Shoemaker & Roy Smith.

Michael A. Shoemaker
Managing Principal
Shoemaker has specialized in technology management and investment capitalization for nearly 20 years. He was founder of Wellspring FV's predecessor, Wellspring Partners, Limited. Wellspring Partners was an investment/merchant banking firm specializing in joint ventures, strategic partnerships, technology transfer, mergers, acquisitions and investment capitalization of technology based businesses.
Prior to founding Wellspring, Shoemaker served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Enterprises, Inc., an electronics manufacturing services company specializing in military and high reliability commercial surface mount technology, where his microelectronics manufacturing techniques brought him national recognition. He has served as Director of Manufacturing for Laser Communications, Inc., a venture capital-backed free air laser communications company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Shoemaker helped found and runs the Lancaster Angel Network, that has made more than $5 million in investments in early stage companies since its beginning in January 2000. Shoemaker was recently the President of the Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum of Central PA and is a member of the mentor's committee, prescreening and counseling presenters for this organization. He has served as Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the Technology Council of Central PA. He previously served as on the board of directors of the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership and as president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association for two years, and as its Membership Committee Chair for one year. He is also an active member in various other nonprofit organizations throughout the central Pennsylvania region.

Library System: Business Start-Up Toolkit [cached]

Lancaster Angel Network - Michael Shoemaker, Wellspring FV,, 717-293-5151

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Michael Shoemaker, VP Operations, has been in the financial services and venture development business for 20 years, the last six as managing partner of Wellspring FV, a consulting firm that provides strategic, tactical, and back-office support to technology startups.

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Michael Shoemaker, a principal with Tancaster-based venture-capital firm Wellspring FV, said there are plenty of investors out there, but companies must aggressively seek funding from the right sources.That's the norm, he said.

"Investors are not chasing companies around," Shoemaker said."They're usually beating them back with a stick."

Business2Business - April '07 [cached]

"Before the dot-com bust, it wasn't uncommon for a startup entrepreneur to raise financing on the back of a napkin," Michael Shoemaker, managing principal of Wellspring FV LLC, said.

Angel networks: Michael Shoemaker said that, recently, local angel groups have joined with others from outside the market to fund what Judith Sen calls particularly promising entrepreneurial ideas.
"The bottom line," Michael Shoemaker warned, "is that angels are looking for a deal that has the flip experience.
Michael Shoemaker added that "there's a healthy heath care cluster and another in media.

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