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Michael Gale

Rozana United Kingdom

Michael Gale is a former Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and venture investor turned investment banker whose current clients range from Australia to the Emirates. He is a principal of First Penny Investments and sits on the Boards of numerous technology companies. He has been involved in over 100 start-up companies in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Gale entered the personal computer industry in 1981 by importing educational software into Australia. He was later an executive at Computer Power and then Macromedia prior to its 1993 NASDAQ listing (later acquired by Adobe). He has been variously an angel investor, technology banker and venture capitalist since 1994. He was a co-founder and managing director of Double Impact Incorporated, an investment bank prominent in the 1990s in San Francisco.

Gale has written columns for the online magazine Australian Anthill, He is a frequent conference speaker and panellist and has been listed as a notable entrepreneur by Marquis who’s Who.

Michael is Chair of the Rozana Development Committee.