Michael DiPiano

Managing General Partner

NewSpring Growth / Investment Team

Michael DiPiano is Managing General Partner and co-founder of NewSpring. He is a General Partner of the Firm’s dedicated growth equity funds and serves as a member of the investment committee of all NewSpring funds. Before co-founding NewSpring, Mike was a serial entrepreneur and investor. Mike has led or co-led investment into companies in the business services, healthcare, and information technology industries.

Previously, Mike was affiliated with Safeguard Scientifics Inc. from 1996 to 1998 (NYSE:SFG) and was a division CEO and Director of Chemical Leaman Corporation from 1990 to 1996. Mike began his career in 1980 with Baxter Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:BAX). He held numerous positions at Baxter, culminating as Vice President responsible for Operations and Sales of the Industrial Scientific Products Division.

He received a BS from Penn State University and an MBA from the Stern School at New York University.


  • 2018 PACT Legend Award
  • Outstanding Directors, National Association of Corporate Directors and Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Junior Achievement of Philadelphia Business Hall of Fame Honoree
  • Chairman of the University City Science Center's Board of Directors
  • Kimmel Center, Investment Committee Member
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Regional Judge
  • Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), former Chairman
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Philadelphia Chapter, former President
  • Association for Corporate Growth former Global Board of Directors

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