Mike Sigal is a Partner at 500 Startups Fintech Fund and San Francisco-based Fintech accelerator. With over 220 investments in more than 25 countries, including Credit Karma, Grab, RealtyShares, Simple (acquired by BBVA) and Stripe, 500 Startups is the world’s most active early-stage venture fund and accelerator supporting the digital transformation of financial services.
Over the past 8 years, Mike’s been aligned with the accelerating innovation in the global financial services industry. As Founding Executive Producer of SWIFT’s Innotribe Startup Challenge and Industry Challenge programs, Mike built the world’s largest FinTech startup competition that has resulted in an estimated $650M in investments, acquisitions and partnerships between participating startups, SWIFT’s member institutions and FinTech investors globally. He current serves as Senior Advisor to SWIFT Innotribe, Silicon Valley Ambassador for InnovateFinance, and an Advisor to the Direct Finance Institute and the UN’s ID2020 initiative.
Mike’s spent 25 years working in the global startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur & innovation advisor, including as founder of 6 companies (3 exits, 1 IPO) and advisor to dozens of institutions on startup-led innovation strategies. He’s an active startup mentor and frequent speaker at startup and FinTech conferences. He serves a Board Member of the Digital Finance Institute.