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, CarNow, Cube Software, Diametric Capital, Hummingbird, Istra Research, Joor, KeyMe, Kojo, Mews, MX, Newforma, Nitro Software (ASX: NTO), Obie, Quinyx, ServiceTitan, Shippeo and Vidyard. Michael is also a board observer for GetYourGuide, NorthOne, Next Insurance and Xenex. Michael has also made seed investments in Fulcrumpro, LMX Labs (acquired by Coinbase) and Check Technologies since 2020.
Michael was previously involved with Battery’s investments in Bonfire (merged into GTY Technology, NASDAQ: GTYH); Digby (NASDAQ: PHUN); ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce.com); IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN); J. Hilburn; JAMF (acquired by Vista Equity Partners); Mendix (acquired by Siemens); MRU Holdings (NASDAQ: UNCL); Neolane (acquired by Adobe); Panjiva (acquired by S&P); Precidian Investments; Q2 Holdings, or Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO); RiskIQ (acquired by Microsoft), TradeKing (acquired by Ally Financial) and VNDLY (acquired by Workday).
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. Michael also served as the chair of the National Venture Capital Association for the 2021-2022 term.