Michael is Partner and founding member at GSV Ventures. He began working with GSV in 2011 and co-founded GSV Ventures in 2016. Michael sits on the boards of Tutored by Teachers BEGIN Quillbot Lightneer and Toucan and is a board observer at Photomath Brightchamps Class Technologies Degreed Disco LEAD School Intellispark and Valenture Institute among others. He helped lead fundraising efforts for both GSV Ventures’ institutional funds closing on $97M and $180M respectively. Michael's responsibilities include fund management for GSV investment prospect generation investment structuring and execution capital raising due diligence of potential acquisitions and oversight of the Firm’s finance function.Prior to GSV Ventures Michael was a Managing Director at GSV Advisors co-managing an angel portfolio of 50 digital learning technology companies and scaling the ASU+ GSV Summit an annual event now in its 12th year with over 15000 in attendees that celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “PreK to Gray” learning landscape.Michael holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and a BBA from the University of Michigan.Michael currently lives in Chicago with his wife Shawna and their sons Taylor and Hayden.