Michael is a Principal with Canaan Partners in New York City. Michael spends the majority of his time with companies across Enterprise Software and FinTech. He launched Canaan’s FinTech Central in 2015, a quarterly event series that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and press from across the space. He is a board observer with Bellhops, Rocketrip, and Emissary.
Prior to joining Canaan in 2014, Michael was with GCA Savvian advising technology companies on M&A and capital raising initiatives. Michael advised companies across the broader technology ecosystem but spent a majority of his time in Enterprise Software. He advised companies such as TOA Technologies, Violin Memory and SpinMedia on their capital raises, and also TOA Technologies (Oracle), Keynote Systems (Thoma Bravo), Vitrue (Oracle) and LogLogic (Tibco) through their acquisition processes.
Michael holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is now Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for U.C. Berkeley Alumni of New York.