Mike Sigal is Co-Founder of Upside Partners, a consultancy helping corporations develop operational excellence in innovation through the application of startup and venture best practices.
Mike also serves as a Venture Partner at 500 Startups Fintech Fund, and on the Investment Committee for Standard Chartered Bank’s venture capital fund.
Recently, Mike founded of 20022 Labs, a non-for-profit organization driving adoption of ISO 20022 globally with education, advice, tools and test environments that help corporations and financial institutions assess the impact of ‘Dataful Payments’ on their digital transformation.
Previously, Mike served as Executive Producer of SWIFT’s Innotribe Challenges which have resulted in an estimated $3B in investments, acquisitions and partnerships between startups, SWIFT’s member institutions and FinTech investors globally.
Prior to his career as an investor and advisor, Mike was founder of 7 companies (3 exits, 1 IPO). He’s an active startup mentor and frequent speaker at startup, innovation and FinTech conferences.