Michael is a Founding Partner of Crosslink Capital. He is the portfolio manager for the firm’s public and crossover funds.


Michael joined Robertson Stephens in 1983 where he served as director of research and equity analyst covering the semiconductor and software industries. He was involved with the first venture capital activities of Robertson, Stephens during the 1980s and led a number of venture capital investments. Prior to that, Michael was at Intel Corporation.

Select Prior Investments

Abgenix (NASDAQ: ABGX), (NASDAQ: ACOM), Blue Arc – acquired by Hitachi, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS), CBT Systems – acquired by SmartForce (NASDAQ: SMTF), Magma Design Automation (NASDAQ: LAVA), MemberWorks (NASDAQ: MBRS), OnDisplay – acquired by Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), Silicon Blue – acquired by Latice Semi, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY)*, Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX)*


BS, Engineering, Northwestern University

MBA with honors, University of Michigan