David Michael

Managing Partner

David Michael is an investor and advisor with nearly 30 years of international business experience. He co-founded Anzu Partners and developed the firm’s focus on breakthrough industrial technologies. He has pioneered the financing and growth of several relevant companies, including Nuburu, whose breakthrough blue wavelength high power laser is transforming additive manufacturing and metals processing.

Prior to his work at Anzu, Mr. Michael spent 24 years at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a Senior Partner and served in numerous leadership roles. He founded the firm’s Beijing office and led the firm’s Greater China practice, and then subsequently established the firm’s overall emerging markets practice. His other roles have included member of BCG’s Asia-Pacific and North American Management Teams and head of the Asia Operations practice. Mr. Michael has lived and worked in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, and served clients across Asia and the Western U.S.

Mr. Michael has advised many of the world’s leading companies in the technology and industrial sectors. His business networks across Asia and globally are extensive. He has served on the World Economic Forum’s Emerging Multinationals Council, the Strategy Board of China Mobile Corporation, the US-China Business Council, and he is currently a Board member of Taiwan Cement Corporation, the flagship of the Koo’s Group conglomerate. He is on the International Advisory Board of the School of Global Policy at the University of California. Mr. Michael chaired the launch committee of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China, and founded the non-profit corporation Building Futures Now in East Palo Alto, CA.

Mr. Michael is the co-author of six articles in the Harvard Business Review, one MIT Sloan Management Review article, two business books, and has delivered a TED talk. Mr. Michael has an MBA from Stanford Business School, where he received the school’s highest honor, the Ernest Arbuckle Award. He earned his BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and was a Rotary International Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.