Entrepreneur and investor
Micah is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three distinct technology companies. Micah is currently CEO of Novophage - a BU/MIT spin-out that leverages recent advances in synthetic biology to provide antimicrobial solutions to the food, water and energy industries. The company is funded by Flybridge, Chevron, Founder Collective and Boston University. Previously, Micah co-founded Brontes Technologies, Inc. (funded by Flybridge, CRV and Bain Capital) in 2003 and served as General Manager of the business until 2010 after its acquisition by 3M Corp in 2006. Brontes, a spin-out of MIT and Harvard, built the world's first hand-held digital 3D scanner for the dental industry that replaced the traditional dental impression. Previously, Micah co-founded SimplyDone Business Solutions/Handshake.com, a price quoting and online scheduling software technology focused on medium and large service businesses. As President of SimplyDone, Micah raised over $20,000,000 in financing from venture and strategic investors, including SBC Communications, and acquired a complementary software firm. Immediately after college worked for one of Hollywood's premier talent agencies, Endeavor (subject of the hit TV show, Entourage). Micah received his B.S. degree from Cornell's ILR School and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Micah is also on the Board of Advisors for Cornell's Entrepreneurship Program (E@C), the Cornell Entrepreneurship Lab, and is an Founder Partner to the Founder Collective, a Boston/NYC based seed stage venture fund. He also actively advises a number of start-ups in Boston and NYC.