Michael joins Village Ventures from Bessemer Venture Partners, where he was a partner from 1990-1998. Michael also served as president and chief executive officer of MotherNature.com from 1998 through 2000, and was instrumental in raising $113 million in funding for the company in three rounds of financing and an initial public offering.
Michael holds a B.A. from Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
Michael is based in Massachusetts and is responsible for the firm’s investments in New England and Florida. Michael focuses on consumer-facing Internet and e-commerce companies, with emphasis in analytically-driven online marketing plays.