Strategic Partner Programs, Android, Google
Michael is an experienced entrepreneur and investor skilled in strategy and operations. Currently, Michael leads Global Strategic Partner Programs for Android at Google. His primary focus is ensuring a smooth release cycle for the ecosystem through third-party developer engagement. In addition, he remains an active investor, startup advisor, and is founder of Remade.
Previously Michael was Head of Operations for Global Startup Programs overseeing systems, support, and analytics teams. While at Google he's also launched machine learning programs for early and late stage startups including the ML Bootcamp and the Google Cloud ML Startup Competition.
Prior to Google, Michael worked with Mark Cuban on the investment team and led strategy and operations for portfolio companies. He also founded the Angel Forum resulting in 5x growth in portfolio value to date. Michael started his career founding several companies including two exits: eLocomotive, a bespoke software company, and Taglyn GPS Tracking, a SaaS and hardware based fleet management business.
Head of Android Ecosystem Compatibility. Working with strategic partners, app developers, and OEMs to ensure successful product launch and a healthy ecosystem. Prior to this role, Michael scaled Google Cloud Startup program 10x as Head of Operations.
The Angel Forum is a free event for both angels and entrepreneurs that builds the entrepreneurial ecosystem by curating high quality entrepreneurs and helping them meet active angels.
Founded Taglyn GPS Tracking as a fleet management SaaS. Hardware device in vehicles and a software platform to track location and use. Exited with a sale to a large dealer group in 2011.
Michael is an active startup investor, mentor, and advisor. He works with accelerators including Techstars and Alchemist in San Francisco. He also works directly with select founders.