Michael Moe is the founder and CEO of GSV, a growth focused investment platform based in Silicon Valley. GSV has invested in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Snap, Lyft and Spotify. GSV has several funds focused on the emerging education technology sector and has invested in Coursera, Chegg, Pluralsight, 2U and CourseHero. GSV stands for “Global Silicon Valley”, the Megatrend of innovation and entrepreneurship that has made Silicon Valley such a remarkable place, is spreading throughout the World.
Before GSV, Michael was the founder and CEO of ThinkEquity, Head of Global Growth Research at Merrill Lynch, and was voted to be on the Institutional All American Research Team and named “Best on the Street” by the Wall Street Journal. Michael is a Board Member at CourseHero, SharesPost, Whittle Schools, OzyMedia, a Board Observer at Coursera, and an advisor to TAL and Arizona State University. Michael is the founder of GSV University and GSV MBA, an accredited graduate program for entrepreneurs. He is the author of two books, “Finding the Next Starbucks” and “The Global Silicon Valley Handbook” and in addition, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).