Member of the Board of Directors
Michael is a Managing Director at Kennet Partners, a private equity firm which he founded in 1997. Earlier he spent 11 years at the venture capital firm Thompson Clive, where he was based in Silicon Valley and Paris. Michael has made investments across Europe and the US during 30 years as a technology investor. He led Kennet’s investments in Adviva Media (acquired by Specific Media), GoViral (acquired by AOL Inc.), Sequans (NYSE:SQNS), ChipIdea (acquired by MIPS), Paragon Software (acquired by Openwave), Altitun (acquired by ADC Telecommunications), No Wires Needed (acquired by Intersil), Monis (acquired bySungard Data Systems), and Ubizen (acquired by CyberTrust), among others. Michael holds a B.A. with highest honors from Harvard University, and received an M.Sc. from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar.