Experienced early stage investment professionals – emphasizing entrepreneurs first.


Big Sky Team


Michael Schwab

Michael Schwab, founder and Managing Director of Big Sky Partners, is an active and engaged investment professional with nearly a decade of experience investing in, and mentoring, early stage companies through every stage of company growth and technology/product development.  Since founding Big Sky in 1999, Mr. Schwab has remained disciplined in his investment approach across all portfolio company investments, highlighting the firm’s primary focus on people first.  Big Sky specializes in seed and Series A technology financing, applying a multi-sector investment strategy with a particular focus on the cleantech and alternative energy sectors.   Mr. Schwab has extensive expertise in, and can offer entrepreneurs significant strategic contacts within, the clean energy, photovoltaic, next-generation Internet and global financial services industries, as well as broad exposure to emerging international real estate investment opportunities.   Michael Schwab currently serves as Partner at Emergent Capital Partners (www.emergentpartners.com), a global private equity firm focused on opportunistic real estate investing in growth markets, as well as General Partner with Greenhouse Capital Partners (www.greenhousecapital.net), a cleantech-focused seed stage venture fund.