Three Arch Partners
Michael D. Ellwein, Venture Partner

Michael is currently a member of Fredrikson & Byron’s Medical Technology law practice in Minneapolis as well as a Venture Partner with Three Arch Partners in Portola Valley CA.. Previous to these positions, Mike held several high-level positions during a seventeen-year career at Medtronic, Inc., where he was the Vice President and Chief Development Officer from 1998 to 2007, Vice President of Corporate Development and Associate General Counsel from 1993 to 1998, and Vice President of Corporate Development and Assistant General Counsel from 1990 to 1993. Mike was deeply involved in the company’s transition, by acquisition, from a small pacing company with $800M in revenue and a market cap of $1.7B, to the largest Med-Tech device company in the world, with $12B in revenue and a market cap of $60B today.

Mike has vast experience in the medical technology industry, providing leadership for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and licensing opportunities, as well as identifying, valuing and recommending growth opportunities. Through the course of his career at Medtronic, Mike has developed an indepth knowledge for and appreciation of the venture capital market.