Big Sky is a founder-focused, early-stage venture capital firm located in Venice, California.
Years in Business
"Michael and Big Sky Partners are quintessential value-add investors and partners. Michael leveraged his early investment in the Kelly Slater Wave Technology to form a strategic partnership with Meriwether Companies. The result is an ambitious vision to create a full-scale resort development featuring the technology and a complete offering of outdoor sports, wellness, fitness, and social amenities. The partnership continues to evolve beyond a single project into a network of new opportunities for both of our firms."
"Michael and his partners truly understand what today’s luxury global experiential customer is looking for. He leads from the front and understands that detail is the differentiating factor between great and exceptional. My partners and I at Nihi greatly appreciate his personal drive for innovation and excellence."
"Michael’s keen intuition and vision to bring big ideas to life make him a great partner on TAE’s journey to building a sustainable energy ecosystem. Michael is a reliable partner, seasoned entrepreneur, esteemed board member, and a trusted friend. I am grateful for his willingness to tackle practical challenges and share his constructive insights every step of the way. His sound judgment, invaluable advice, and his financial support have been fundamental to TAE’s continued growth. It is a pleasure to work with Michael and the entire Big Sky team."
"Working with Michael and his team at Big Sky Partners has been a critical part of our success as an organization – on the frontlines of using nature-based solutions to reverse climate change and restore the health of our ocean planet. Whenever we needed it — Michael was there with expertise, resources and stoke for our mission."
"I can say with certainty that our film project would be lost without Big Sky's involvement. Michael and his team have helped us in a number of important ways but most notably with fundraising and release strategy. Michael continues to be a pivotal resource for our film and I wouldn't think twice about working with Big Sky again. Their expertise is second to none."
"Michael and the team at Big Sky were instrumental in helping me launch two businesses, in completely distinct markets, that today are thriving global enterprises. Big Sky not only provided access to early seed capital, but also opened up a network of relationships that were instrumental in our growth. Michael has shown over the years to be not only patient and disciplined, but also fiercely loyal and committed to the businesses in which he invests."
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