Michel Birnbaum

Michel Birnbaum

Entrepreneur in Residence at NTUitive Pte Ltd

Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam Mentor

Michel’s career spans operational, advisory and investments internationally. He has managed close to 30 IPOs, follow-on debt/equity financings as well as M&A and Private Placement transactions and has held Board positions with a number of Technology & Media co’s and served as C-level advisor to technology companies on strategy and corporate finance matters. He is currently EIR at NTUitive (NTU Singapore) working on technology commercialization & spinoffs. Prior to that he was Partner at iGlobe Partners in Singapore, Managing Director at Landsbanki Kepler (National Bank of Iceland). He was Senior Advisor of Investment Banking at Bryan Garnier (London / Paris), founder/managing partner of Dakota Partners, a VC/advisory firm focused on applications of next generation materials and an expert in the European Commissions’ Research Framework programs. Michel was Sr. Executive VP of European Capital Markets at Hambrecht & Quist from 1996-1997 and Managing Director of Technology Investment Banking and Exchange Relations – managing technology IPOs as Lead or Co-Manager on both European markets and NASDAQ. He began his career as a Project Engineer at GE Military Engine Group where he was responsible for the Apache/Blackhawk helicopters engine evaluation and qualification programs. Michel is active in the entrepreneurship and venture capital community in Singapore and Indonesia. He has served as Vice Chairman of SVCA, Singapore Venture Capital Association. He was also a member of the NRF Tech Venture Working Committee and is a coach in the global student entrepreneur organization Enactus. Michel received SVCA’s 2013 Most Impactful PE/VC backed Board member award. Michel holds a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and is a graduate of General Electric’s Edison program. He earned his MBA from the London Business School.