Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a Managing Partner of the Bridge Investment Fund. Bridge, which has offices in Cleveland and Tel Aviv, is a venture capital fund focused on investing in Israeli medical device companies that have synergies with the leading health care industries and institutions in Cleveland. Goldberg is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Banking at Case Western Reserve University teaching courses on entrepreneurial finance. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2012 to teach entrepreneurship at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam. Goldberg is also a Senior Advisor to Kaiwu Capital, a Chinese venture capital fund.

Previously, Goldberg was the Director of International Business Development for America Online, Inc. responsible for structuring and negotiating international joint venture partnerships in Asia. Goldberg worked on setting up AOL’s joint venture with Lenovo to develop interactive services for the China market. Goldberg also spent several years in South Africa working for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) designing and implementing voter education programs for South Africa's historic first democratic election in 1994. Goldberg also founded WorldTeach’s pilot program to send American teachers to rural black schools in South Africa and served as the first volunteer teacher in the program.

Goldberg was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow and US-Japan Leadership Program Fellow. He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2007. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Citizens Academy, a non-profit urban charter school and a board member of the Cleveland Leadership Center. Goldberg is also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University. He was named a member of the Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 under 40 class of 2007.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Goldberg earned a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, MA in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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