Michael has been working with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator. In 2015, Michael founded Spider Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm. Spider invests in technology driven companies that are building enterprise cloud, software as a service (SaaS) platforms which are transforming business productivity.
From 2010 to 2014, Michael co-founded and led all investment activities at Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), the seed fund of Maynard Webb (Yahoo! Chairman; Salesforce and Visa board member). He focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors.
Prior to founding WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, a cloud-based contact center and labor marketplace, where he ran business development for its next-generation virtual work marketplace. While there, he also incubated and ran the fastest growing product line within the Company. Michael joined LiveOps after it acquired the second of two technology startups which he co-founded. Michael started his career as an investment banker in ING Barings’ Technology Group where he primarily advised venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance activities. Michael is also a mentor at several startup accelerators.
Specialties: Startups, product development, recruiting, enterprise sales, business development, corporate finance, fundraising strategy, M&A, advisor and investor in early-stage startups