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Michael

Yang

Managing Partner

myang@omersventures.com

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When I look back over my venture career, more often then not, I have preferred to partner with first time founders or first time CEOs, and I have rarely jumped into a shotgun wedding. I am drawn to start-ups that are the underdog taking on the incumbent and CEO relationships predicated on transparency, alignment and empathy.

Michael joined OMERS Ventures in 2019 as a Managing Partner to lead the fund’s investment efforts in the U.S.  Based in Silicon Valley, he oversees the investment team focused on health tech, proptech, insuretech, and workplace tech.  Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Michael was a Managing Director for Comcast Ventures where he launched its Bay Area presence and invested in ecommerce (KiwiCo) and emerging technologies such as digital health (Accolade, Brightside), virtual reality (Baobab Studios, Felix & Paul Studios), Internet of Things (August, Automatic Labs), and drones (Precision Hawk)/autonomous vehicles (Pony.ai).  Previously, Michael was a VP/GM at Yahoo! and also held operating roles at AOL and Zaplet (acquired by MetricStream).  He has been a management consultant with AT Kearney and started his venture career with Atlas Venture.

Michael currently serves on the boards of PeerWell, Crunchbase, Clearcover, Landed, WithMe Health and Felix & Paul Studios.

He holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Industry Focus

Healthtech

Insuretech

Proptech

Workplace Tech

Digital Media

Portfolio companies