Harrison Metal offers management and business education in classrooms in Jackson, Wyoming, New York City, and online.  Our goal is to help the next generation of capitalists do their best work.

From 2008 - 2022 across six funds, we invested in early-stage technology companies on behalf of our limited partners: universities, charitable foundations, and pensioners' savings plans.  We continue to manage that portfolio to maximize returns to our partners.

Check out the latest from Harrison Metal Press, The Mutually Beneficial Trading Tree, available on amazon.com.  And coming in 2023, Capitalist Baby, an A-to-Z alphabet book for children and parents.  I promise it will be hated by all the right people.


Michael Dearing

Michael Dearing

I founded Harrison Metal in 2006 and now manage our portfolio of privately-held technology stocks and teach classes in business administration for up-and-coming leaders.  The class content comes from my work as a general manager (1990 - 2006) and as Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University (2006 - 2014, teaching new product development, entrepreneurial management, and basics of finance in the School of Engineering).

Prior to Harrison Metal and Stanford, I spent six-and-a-half years at eBay, with tours of duty in category management, corporate strategy, product marketing, and finally as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay.com.  Before eBay, I worked at Industrial Shoe Warehouse, The Walt Disney Company, Filene’s Basement, and Bain & Company.  I earned an AB in Economics with a focus in economic history from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

This is a picture from the late 1980s of me welcoming Spuds McKenzie and the Spudettes to a Bud Light brewery opening.  The Spudettes were happy to see me.  I think Spuds was sedated prior to showtime.  He is shown here being restrained by the brown-haired one.