Emil Michael Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 27

  • Portfolio
  • 9

  • Exits
  • 16


Emil Michael General Information


Mr. Emil Michael serves as Board Member at D-Wave. He serves as Senior Advisor at P1 Ventures. He is one of Silicon Valley's most highly regarded business executives having built three successful companies including Tellme Networks (sold to Microsoft in 2007), Klout (sold to Lithium Technologies in 2014) and Uber. He has extensive experience identifying high-growth, tech-enabled businesses with his investments spanning a broad range of companies including Bird, Codecademy, Docker, GoEuro, GoBrands, SpaceX, and Stripe. He has been the President of Technology and Management Consulting Services of M8 Enterprises LLC since January 2018. During his tenure as Chief Business Officer of Uber from July 2013 to June 2017, he led Uber's efforts in China and Russia, which resulted in substantial market value creation. He played a pivotal role in raising nearly $15 billion dollars in capital from investors globally and led the merger of Uber's China operations with key competitor in China, Didi Chiuxing. Additionally, he led the efforts to strike partnerships globally with companies such as American Express, AT&T, Daimler, Softbank, Tata Motors, and Toyota. He also led the Ottomotto acquisition that became the core of Uber's Advanced Technology Group, responsible for autonomous vehicle development. He is also responsible for creating UberMilitary, a program at Uber for military veterans and their families. Prior to Uber, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Klout, where he played a pivotal role in growing the social media analytics company. Klout ultimately sold to Lithium Technologies for $200 million in 2014. Before joining Klout, he served as a White House Fellow working for the Secretary of Defense as a Special Assistant. During his tenure at the Pentagon, he ran projects in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan as well as a department-wide budget cutting effort aimed at reducing overhead and bureaucracy. He was also part of the founding team of Tellme Networks, a pioneer in speech recognition technology and systems, that is highly regarded for weathering the technology bust of 2000 and for building a sustainable and profitable business. He helped Tellme Networks raise over $250 million in venture capital from investors such as Benchmark Capital and Kleiner Perkins. He also led Tellme Networks through its $800 million sale to Microsoft in 2007. Additionally, he has been a leadership coach and mentor to dozens of young CEOs over the years, giving him extensive exposure to early stage companies, technologies, and trends. He also serves as an advisor or investor in over 20 start-ups around the world, furthering his commitment to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs build and scale. He started his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division for a short period. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors given his extensive leadership and entrepreneurial experience in the technology industry.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Emil Michael Investments (27)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Evenflow 05-May-2022 Early Stage VC 00.000 Holding Companies Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Gatho 30-Dec-2021 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
CheckStep 28-Jun-2021 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Meld 07-May-2021 0000 00000 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Oliver Space 16-Sep-2020 00000 00000 00.00 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Fundbox 19-Mar-2020 00000 00000 00000 Specialized Finance Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Oliver Space 29-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Zoom University 11-Jan-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
Ara 21-Sep-2018 Early Stage VC 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00
AeBeZe Labs 01-Jan-2018 Early Stage VC Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00

Emil Michael Exits (16)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Zoom University 10-Mar-2022 Merger/Acquisition
AeBeZe Labs 02-Dec-2021 000000000000000000
Sweetgreen 18-Nov-2021 000 00000
Upserve 01-Dec-2020 000000000000000000 00000
IfOnly 27-Aug-2020 000000000000000000
Joymode (Information Services (B2C)) 30-Jul-2020 0000000000
Jelli 26-Feb-2019 000000000000000000
Boku 21-Nov-2017 000 000.00
Jawbone 06-Jul-2017 Out of Business
NeuCoin 01-Jul-2017 Out of Business

Emil Michael Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Emil Michael Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Emil Michael JD Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Emil Michael Co-Investors (85)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Village Global 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Battery Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Blumberg Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
General Catalyst 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Grotech Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Emil Michael FAQs

  • Who is Emil Michael?

    Emil Michael is an angel Investor who has made 27 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Emil Michael?

    Emil Michael is an angel investor.

  • What does Emil Michael do?

    As an angel investor, Emil Michael invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Emil Michael invested in?

    Emil Michael has made numerous investments in companies like Evenflow, Gatho, and CheckStep within the Holding Companies and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Emil Michael invested in recently?

    Emil Michael's latest investment was on 05-May-2022 in Evenflow, a company within the Holding Companies industry.

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