Michael has been working with technology startups for nearly 15 years as either an advisor, investor, or co-founder. Michael launched Webb Investment Network (WIN) with Maynard Webb in 2010, with nearly 50 technology investments since inception, including seed/early-stage investments in AeroFS, Appurify, Badgeville, Bityota, BoostCTR, Cardspring, HipMunk, LockPath, Mailgun (acquired by Rackspace), MongoHQ, O1Works, PinDrop, Quixey, Rypple (acquired by Salesforce), TapSense, and Vungle. Prior to WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, running business development for LiveWork, and also incubating a new product line within the Company. Prior to LiveOps, Michael was the co-founder of Ooreka, a virtual work marketplace (acquired by LiveOps) and SpongeFish, an early entrant in the knowledge sharing space. Michael also spent nearly a decade as an investment banker advising venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance with ING Barings Technology Group in San Francisco, and as part of the founding team of Seven Hills Partners, a boutique San Francisco investment bank. Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University. Michael enjoys reading, skiing, running and hiking in his spare time.