Michael Segal is a Vice President in Bessemer’s San Francisco office, where he focuses on early-stage investments in the developer platform, consumer web, and e-commerce sectors. He has sourced or played a significant role in the firm's investments in Periscope Data, Hightower (now VTS), npm, Stratim (formerly Zirix), Adapt.tv (acquired by AOL), Involver (acquired by Oracle), and others. Michael also serves as a board obsever for many of these companies.
Michael joined BVP's New York office in 2009. Two years later, he took a break from the investment world to become a startup founder and product manager. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of Skylight, a consumer IoT platform that thousands of families around the world use to share photos with loved ones. Michael also spent time as a product manager at Spotify, working on the company's music discovery products.
Michael holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and a BA degree, summa cum laude, in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College.