Since joining Battery Ventures in 1998, Michael has made, or managed, multiple investments spanning the enterprise software, financial-services and technology-enabled business-services markets. Currently, Michael serves on the boards of AuditBoard, Diametric Capital, Istra Research, Joor, KeyMe, Mews, MX, Newforma, Nitro Software (ASX: NTO), Quinyx, RiskIQ, ServiceTitan, Vidyard, VNDLY and Xenex. Michael is also a board observer for NorthOne and Shippeo, and an investor in Next Insurance.
Michael was previously involved with Battery’s investments in Bluestem Brands (acquired Capmark Financial Group); Bonfire (merged into GTY Technology, NASDAQ: GTYH); ChemConnect (acquired by InterContinental Exchange); ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce.com), IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN); J. Hilburn; JAMF (acquired by Vista Equity Partners); The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, or LIFFE (acquired by Euronext); Mendix (acquired by Siemens); MRU Holdings (NASDAQ: UNCL); Neolane (acquired by Adobe); OutlookSoft Corporation (acquired by SAP); Panjiva (acquired by S&P); Precidian Investments (acquired by Legg Mason); Q2 Holdings, or Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO); and TradeKing (acquired by Ally Financial).
From 1996 to 1998, Michael was a member of the high-technology group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked on debt and equity financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was a financial analyst within Goldman’s financial-institutions group. There he focused on mergers and acquisitions within asset management, insurance, specialty finance and retail/mortgage banking. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a dual BS in finance and international business. He is currently on the board of the National Venture Capital Association.