Michael Cohn


GSV Ventures

Michael Cohn 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 BEGIN, Quillbot, Lightneer, and Toucan, and is a board observer at Photomath, Class Technologies, Degreed, Remind, Valenture Institute, Intellispark, and Stride Funding. 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 learning and talent technology companies and scaling the ASU+ GSV Summit, an annual event now in its 12th year, with over 15,000 in attendees, that celebrates innovators across the global “PreK to Gray” digital learning and skills landscape.Michael holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and a BBA from the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife Shawna and their sons Taylor and Hayden.