While studying for an MSc degree in Computer Science and Logic at the University of Amsterdam Michiel started his professional career early. He began by programming in-house applications at Treasury Consulting firm Zanders & Partners. This involved an application suite that performed complex econometric calculations, but also simpler applications to speed up day to day affairs of the consultants.
After a year he switched his focus towards more creative job opportunities and worked freelance on several web projects. This involved programming of back-end systems but also design of interfaces and creating graphics.
Through one of these jobs he was hired as a consultant for a small starting IT-company developing financial web services, the Capital Tool Company.
In December 2006, together with Michiel Munneke, he started Spaesuvius, a company that is dedicated to developing software for Mobile Devices.