Harrison Metal's education resources help the next generation of capitalists do their best work.  We offer management and business education in classrooms in Jackson, Wyoming, New York City, and online.

We also make and manage venture capital investments on behalf of our limited partners: universities, charitable foundations, museums, and pensioners' savings plans.

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Michael Dearing

Michael Dearing

I founded Harrison Metal in 2006. I started this business because I love turning technology into products, taking those products to market, and then making those products into businesses. At Harrison Metal, I invest in high-growth companies and teach classes in business administration for people who run them. The class content comes from my own work as a general manager and as a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University (2006 - 2014) where I taught some of the most popular classes in the University on management, entrepreneurship, and commercializing new technology.

Prior to Harrison Metal and Stanford, I spent six-and-a-half years at eBay, where I had 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 (COO then CEO), The Walt Disney Company (corporate strategy), Filene’s Basement (operations at the Downtown Boston store), and Bain & Company (Associate Consultant). I earned an AB in Economics with a focus in economic history from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

I live with a pack of dogs named Puppy, Cookie, Girl, and Doctor Zaius. I think David Sedaris is the funniest person in the world in terms of lifetime achievement. And A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole is the funniest single book I’ve read.