ROBRADY welcomes Michael Dillhyon as the Managing Director of ROBRADY Capital. With over 25 years of experience in executive roles across diverse markets such as finance, strategy, healthcare, technology, startups, and ventures, Michael is well-equipped to lead ROBRADY's investment arm. As a fun-loving serial entrepreneur, Michael has a deep affinity for startups and inventors, making ROBRADY the perfect home for him.
Michael first encountered ROBRADY as a client and then as a friend, where he quickly realized the studio's deep level of innovation and design acuity. Being a Florida native, he was excited to find a place in his backyard where he could drive innovation and technology with a team of forward-thinkers.
We asked Michael about his vision for his new chapter, and he aims to build on ROBRADY Capital's success in financially supporting innovative seed and growth-stage companies. Michael is most excited about witnessing the design and production process from the inside out. He sees it as a unique opportunity to understand the art and science of bringing an idea to a physical prototype and then to full production.
Michael uses his MPET framework to evaluate new projects, which includes Market Validation, Product Fit, Exit Strategy, and Team Creation/Building. Aside from his work at ROBRADY, Michael has major successes in the Geneva health tech space, where he helped found the world's first citizen-owned health data cooperative. He also served as chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board at Elemental Machines, a leading LabOps intelligence platform. ROBRADY is delighted to have Michael on board as a senior member of the team and looks forward to leveraging his expertise to enhance the studio's design and production capabilities.