Michael has been an institutional investor in the technology sector for the past 25 years. He currently is the Managing Partner of Reciprocal Ventures, a firm he founded in 2016 to capitalize on early-stage private opportunities in Fintech and Digital Finance.
Michael is responsible for the overall leadership and investing efforts at the firm. He is an active investor and presently sits on the boards of Reciprocal portfolio companies Peekd, MindBridge, Qwil, WorkRails, and Tallarium.
Michael concentrates on the capital markets, asset management and breakthrough technologies powering blockchains and machine intelligence. He has been an early backer of notable pioneers in these areas including DataMinr, MindBridge, Solana, and The Graph.
Prior to Reciprocal, Michael served as a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital Management (now Point 72) from 1996 to 2012. Starting at SAC during the early commercialization of the internet, he managed public technology investments within the hardware, enterprise software and communication sectors, generating 15 consecutive years of positive returns. His focus shifted in 2012, where he led the firm’s first Fintech investment in the private markets. He started his career at boutique asset manager Sanford C. Bernstein.
Michael has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
On weekends, Michael and his wife actively manage their two teenagers and is passionate about travel, wine and baseball. He can often be found proselytizing cryptocurrencies, Burgundy and the Mets.