Mike’s involvement at the intersection of transportation, technology and policy dates back to the early 2000s when he helped establish the Washington, DC-based energy security policy and advocacy group, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) on whose board he continues to serve. Mike was the first investor in Better Place – the ambitious electric vehicle network startup that raised over $1B – where he sat on the board of directors and spearheaded the company’s policy efforts. Mike is a director and advisor at many other mobility startups within the Maniv portfolio and his broader network.
Mike is the recipient of several awards, including Brandeis University’s Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship, and has been involved in several US presidential campaigns. Michael holds a B.A. from Tufts University, and an MBA and JD from Kellogg, Northwestern University, and is a veteran marathon runner.