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 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.
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.
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.
Mike is a fantastic mentor, advisor, and investor. He has deep industry experience and insight into what it takes to build a successful startup. If you can get Mike as an investor, do it.
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 seek advice on specific tactics.