I have spent my time riding the waves of innovation..
I grew up trading in the pits in Chicago. That experience was a fantastic lesson in how markets and people function.
It also taught me how to trade, and that traders are all fundamentally entrepreneurs in that they hope to divine the future pattern of things, ahead of the crowd.
That trading experience has given me a keen sensitivity and ability to spot opportunity as it emerges.
Innovation moves around, and I have had the privilege in the course of my career to see and participate in the emergence of the Internet wave, the following e-commerce wave, the cloud services wave, the social wave, and now the super-nova of what I believe might be the biggest wave yet...the cryptographic wave.
The cryptographic wave which is best exemplified by Bitcoin, lies at the intersection of the Internet and money. This wave will reshape the financial services world and I believe bring us a new era of free markets. It is my current project to lend my efforts towards helping this future materialize.
CTO IRA Services
CTO Flux Data Inc. - Helix Re.
A Google related company
2016 - 2018
Large Scale 3d Structure & Info Modeling
2015 - 2016
Algo-powered Exchange Traded Funds ETF's
CEO & Founder Stylehive
2004 - 2009
Consumer Social Shopping & Networking
CEO & Founder Totality
(now part of Verizon Business Services)
1999 - 2004
Cloud based Application Management & Scaling Solutions
CTO & Founder Fort Point Partners
1995 - 1999
Large Scale E-commerce Web Application Builders
1993 - 1994
Some graduate-level course work in Computer Science Programming
B.A. Yale University
1985 - 1989
Philosophy & Computer Science
Areas of Interests
Crypto Currencies & Tokens
Mathematica & R Languages
Open Source Dev
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The word around town
CEO of Helix Re
"The best companies I have led successfully all had the road map and strategy for them laid out early on by Michael."
CEO Hellman & Friedman
"Michael's counsel is highly valued, he helps us understand what tech matters most."
2020 Goldman Sachs TMT in San Francisco @ the Palace Hotel Feb 14th, Bitcoin and Blockchain Panel
Michael Carrier of Forge, Rod Hall of Goldman Sachs, Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital, Asheesh Birla of Ripple, Diogo Monica of Anchorage. This panel discussed the state of the Bitcoin network going into 2020 and the new developments happening in the crypto landscape. For investors interested in crypto, blockchain and Bitcoin.
Stephan Wolfram's New Kind of Science Physics Project
The big shift of our age is the fact that we are moving from making progress in science from calculated and formulated system descriptions towards algorithmic descriptions of systems and ultimately the world. Stephan Wolfram is looking for the class of algo's that gave rise to our observed universe, check it out!