Managing Partner, Bridge Investment Fund
Michael Goldberg is a Managing Partner of the Bridge Investment Fund. Bridge, which has offices in Cleveland and Tel Aviv, is a venture capital fund focused on investing in Israeli medical device companies that have synergies with the leading health care industries and institutions in Cleveland. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Banking at Case Western Reserve University teaching courses on entrepreneurial finance. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2012 to teach entrepreneurship at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam. Michael is also a Senior Advisor to Kaiwu Capital, a Chinese venture capital fund.
Previously, Michael was the Director of International Business Development for America Online, Inc. responsible for structuring and negotiating international joint venture partnerships in Asia. Michael worked on setting up AOL’s joint venture with Lenovo to develop interactive services for the China market. He also spent several years in South Africa working for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) designing and implementing voter education programs for South Africa's historic first democratic election in 1994. Michael also founded WorldTeach’s pilot program to send American teachers to rural black schools in South Africa and served as the first volunteer teacher in the program.
Michael earned a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, MA in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past chairman and current board member of Citizens Academy, a non-profit urban charter school in Cleveland.