Michael is a Senior Director, Equity Crowdfunding at Indiegogo where he leads efforts for First Democracy VC, a registered equity crowdfunding portal formed through a partnership with Indiegogo and MicroVentures. Previously, he was a Director of Hardware Outreach at Indiegogo in charge of sourcing and assisting the most promising hardware campaigners on Indiegogo’s perks-based crowdfunding platform. Prior to Indiegogo, Michael was the first employee at CoFoundersLab which merged with RockThePost to create Onevest, an early player in the equity crowdfunding space with accredited investors only. He also previously worked for other tech companies like TaskRabbit and Zipcar, and held various roles in higher education in a previous life. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two young kids.