2018
Mike Sigal

Mike Sigal

Co-Founder

Mike Sigal is a Co-Founder and Partner Upside Partners, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy that helps corporations and institutions accelerate cultural change and the development operational excellence in innovation through the application of startup and venture investor best practices. Mike also serves as a General Partner at 500 Startups Fintech Fund, the world's most active early-stage venture fund and accelerator supporting the digital transformation of financial services.

Previously, Mike served as Founding Executive Producer of SWIFT's Innotribe Startup Challenge and Industry Challenge programs which have resulted in an estimated $1.5B in investments, acquisitions and partnerships between participating startups, SWIFT's member institutions and FinTech investors globally. Mike's spent 25 years working in the global startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur & innovation advisor, including as founder of 7 companies (3 exits, 1 IPO) and advisor to dozens of institutions on implementing startup ecosystem inspired innovation strategies.

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