“The start-up process is one of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Learning curves are so much steeper and experiences are so much more enriching …It’s exhilarating.”
At Comcast Ventures
An operating executive turned venture capitalist, Michael joined Comcast Ventures in 2009. He focuses on consumer Internet applications and services. “I’m particularly interested in start-ups and business models that disrupt how offline industries historically have functioned.”
Before Comcast Ventures
Previously, Michael was a Vice President/General Manager at Yahoo! in the Media Group as well as the Local Markets & Commerce Division. During his tenure at Yahoo!, he managed Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Health; co-led Yahoo! Shopping; and was part of the team that formed Yahoo!’s strategic alliance with the Newspaper Consortium. He’s also worked at Atlas Venture, Zaplet, and was a member of AOL’s Business Affairs team.
Michael graduated from Harvard University with an M.B.A. and the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School.
In case he is accused of joining any bandwagons, Michael likes to make it clear that he became a Yankees fan as a toddler growing up in New Jersey, a Cowboys fan during elementary school in Texas, and a Red Devils fan during his youth soccer days abroad. His favorite song is “Glory Glory Man United.”