CEO of Truth Cartel
Michael is a founder, writer, and community builder. He's the CEO of Truth Cartel, a marketing & product agency distributing emerging technologies, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the dLab blockchain and open source incubator, and a partner of Shokunin Group, a financial service provider specialized in cryptocurrency. Michael was Editor in Chief at Startup Grind, and now serves as Director of the Startup Grind SF and OneSalon communities. His written work includes two books on living and working in Asia, and columns in Inc and Fortune. He’s a speaker and moderator on topics of technology, marketing, and personal development.
Before calling San Francisco home, Michael ran a venture-backed startup through Chinaccelerator in Shanghai, played in New York's advertising world at AOL, and reported on diplomatic affairs for the United Nations. He studied in Boston, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, earning an International Business degree from Northeastern University. Michael immigrated from Poland at age 6 and hasn't stopped traveling since.