Michael has been one of the most valuable hands-on investors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He's a no-nonsense roll your hands up kind of guy that loves to dive in with early-stage companies and actively solve problems and overcome obstacles. Mike values honesty, transparency, integrity and hard work. Expect him to bring the same values to any project you might find yourself working on with him. Mike's experience stretches deep into payments, cryptocurrency, Latin America and emerging markets, venture capital, fundraising, business development and more. You couldn't ask for a more helpful and honest investor or partner.
--Marshall Hayner, CEO and Founder of Metal
Mike is a very successful and prolific angel investor, with an amazing network both in the US and Latin America that he has leveraged to create value for the many companies and entrepreneurs he has been involved with. He helped lead an organization called PuenteLabs to bridge high potential Latam entrepreneurs and talent to the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
--Alex Mendez, Founder Storm Ventures. Exec roles at Cisco, Stratacom, IBM, Rolm
Mike has seen it all. His experience and intellectual curiosity has allowed him to enjoy a rich successful career as an investor and luckily he's now sharing that knowledge with us and our portfolio companies.
Most importantly, he's a great guy that truly cares and in the short time I've known him has helped the fund and myself grow immensely.
--Zach Resnick, Managing Partner at Unbounded Capital--investing in companies building on BitCoin
Great B2B angel, one the few guys in the valley who really knows the Latin America market. If you are coming from Latam to Silicon Valley is a must meet contact!
--Ariel Arrieta, CEO and Founder of NXTP Labs (Argentina)
Michael is a hustler with amazing insights into growth at early stage businesses. The breadth and depth of his experience is a huge asset to any company that is fortunate enough to have him as an advisor or investor. He is open, honest and easy to work with and I highly recommend him to anyone I know.
--Alexander Chang, Facebook and Serial Entrepreneur
Mike is one of the best investors and advisors that an early stage company could get. He really cares about the progress of the company and actively gets involved adding value at all levels, from strategic planning to execution, and fund raising. He has given us great advice in critical situations, opened up his network, and shared his knowledge to shape the strategy of the company. He is also great fun to work with and an easy going person.
--Federico Vega, CEO and Founder of Sontra (CargoX Brazil)
Mike is a fantastic mentor, advisor, and investor. He has deep industry experience and fantastic insight into what it takes to build a successful startup. If you can get Mike as an investor, do it.
--Alex Yaseen, CEO and Founder of Parabola
Mike was the ideal investor for a foreign entity entering the U.S. He has an extensive network of legal, investment and commercial players that he readily provided access to. The proof of his value was the welcome we received when it was known that Mike made the introduction - Instant credibility. Key to my recommendation is that Mike is a rare breed of advisor in that he ALWAYS makes time for his CEO's and is exceptionally generous with the time he puts in to make a business successful. As CEO I greatly valued the ability to get time with him to test strategies and seek advice on specific tactics.
--Matt Cameron, CEO SaaSy Sales Management
If you are looking for an experienced angel to get the most relevant advice when you need it, you can count on Mike! Mike was one of our first investors. His background in enterprise sales was immensely valuable and he helped us make key decisions related to early customer engagements. Additionally during fund raising, Mike's advice was spot on related to syndicate and round size. Mike's network is vast to get intros to prospective Sales hires as well as to investors. You can rely on Mike for his strategic thinking time and again and for that reason any entrepreneur will be lucky to have Mike on their side as I did.
--Prasanna Sundarararjan, CEO and Founder of rENIAC