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Mike Sigal

Upside Partners


United States



Mike Sigal is Co-Founder of Upside Partners, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy that helps corporations and institutions develop operational excellence in innovation through the application of startup and venture best practices.

Mike also serves as a Partner at 500 Startups Fintech Fund. With over 250 investments in fintech startups globally, 500 is the world’s most active early-stage venture fund and accelerator supporting the digital transformation of financial services.

Mike is Founder of 20022 Labs, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating adoption of 20022-based solutions by providing education, advice, tools and test environments to help corporations and financial institutions assess the impact of ‘Dataful Payments’ on their digital transformation strategies.

Mike’s spent nearly 30 years working in the global startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur & innovation advisor, including as founder of 7 companies (3 exits, 1 IPO) and advisor to dozens of institutions on implementing startup ecosystem inspired innovation strategies. He’s an active startup mentor and frequent speaker at startup, innovation and FinTech conferences.