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Mike Sigal

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder & CEO, Agile Credit; Senior Advisor, Innotribe Startup Challenge, SWIFT; Mentor @ 500 Startups, SeedCamp, SmartCamp, etc.

Founder & CEO, Agile Credit; Senior Advisor, Innotribe Startup Challenge, SWIFT; Mentor @ 500 Startups, SeedCamp, SmartCamp, etc.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In


Guidewire Group
FM Waves


Microsoft BizSpark
Innotribe Startup Challenge
500 Startups
Guidewire Labs (formerly Guidewire Group)


Entrepreneur in Residence 500 Startups January 2016 - present
Founder & CEO Cashflower September 2011 - present
Senior Advisor, Innotribe Startup Challenge SWIFT June 2011 - present
Mentor 500 Startups January 2010 - present
Mentor Seedcamp January 2009 - present
Board Member Guidewire Labs (formerly Guidewire Group) May 2004 - January 2013
Principal VLR Group May 2004 - December 2012
Co-Founder Guidewire Group May 2003 - November 2010
Co-Founder VP Business Development WiFinder September 2001 - October 2010
Partner Cycle Partners December 2000 - May 2004
Co-Producer and Managing Director, DEMOeurope Network World/IDG Conference Management December 2002 - March 2003
VP Business Development Fresher Information Corp January 2000 - November 2000
EVP Products and Technology Rainmaker Systems March 1999 - August 1999
Partner Infragence September 1995 - March 1999
Principal Innovations International May 1993 - September 1995
Director DASAR April 1992 - May 1993
Founder and President FM Waves March 1990 - March 1992


UC Berkeley Economics September 1985 - May 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Accounting
  • • Small business
  • • SaaS Product Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Small Business Finance

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Business Development • Entrepreneurship • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Mike Sigal is an entrepreneur, consultant and advisor with over 20 years’ experience working in the global startup ecosystem.

Mike recently founded Agile Credit, which is developing innovative solutions to address the financing gap experienced by many of the world’s estimated 200M small businesses. He advises corporations and government agencies on how to engage the global startup ecosystem to accelerate innovation. Mike serves as a non-executive director for Guidewire Group, Executive Producer of the SWIFT Innotribe Startup Challenge (, as an advisor to the Innovation Accelerator and Stanford/MIT Venture Lab, and as a Mentor for 500Startups and SeedCamp.

Previously, Mike co-founded Guidewire Group, and was responsible for the company’s business development and strategic relationships, as well as leading the development of Guidewire Group’s G/Score™. Developed under a grant from the US National Science Foundation and in partnership dozens of leading corporations, investors and government innovation agencies, the G/Score is the world’s first standardized diagnostic tool for assessing and benchmarking pre-revenue startups.

Prior to founding Guidewire Group, Mike co-founded several companies including FM WAVES (acquired by Blizzard Entertainment), Infragence (acquired by Rainmaker Systems), and WiFinder (acquired by Boingo). Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Follow Mike on Twitter (@mikesigal) and connect via LinkedIn or Facebook (

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Passion, vision, a global network, ability to sell & execute.

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Tony Fish
Board Advisor, SBT Venture Capital and co-founder iNeed and FeynLabs. Also working on My Changing Skin
been there, done it
Kirk Bulis
Founder, Architect, UNowMo, LLC and Lead Developer, Architect, MAXX Wireless, Inc..
Great leader. Knowledgeable, experienced, motivated.
Ted Rheingold
Chief Operating Officer, InVenture. Founded Dogster (acq by Say Media)
Even Jeff Bezos would be be lucky to have Mike as a co-founder.
Matty Sallin
Looking for engineer to partner with. Director of Design and Experience at Gannett. Previously raised $5M for my (failed) startup. NYU grad.
Mike has been in the game a long time and knows all the big players in FinTech. He's also very friendly and smart. Mike's a great guy to hav ... e on your side.
Jeh Daruvala
Founder & CEO, Yactraq Online Inc..
Matt Weeks
CEO/Founder of HealthyOps, a service of WorkersCount, Inc. A healthcare IT Informatics Service. Connector, Consigliere, Geek, Mentor.
Creative, generous and forward-thinker; a go-to guy to map disruption and the steps needed to execute.
Antonia Townsend
Founder, Enclosed Acting CMO & Sales Turn-Around Consultant, Various.
Smarts and highly likable.

Felix Orwa
They're my advisor
Clearly has a passion to make a difference.

Jeh Daruvala
They're my mentor  •  Founder & CEO, Yactraq Online Inc..
Jeh is a very talented guy with deep understanding on both the business and product area of his field.

Nicholas Kelcz
They're my mentor  •  Social media Marketing and Business Development, #engagementlabs. NYU grad.
Nick is the son of a long-time friend so I originally talked to him as a favor to my friend when he was early in thinking about his first en ... trepreneurial venture. While I didn't know what to expect, I was impressed with Nick's thoughtfulness, intelligence and drive, and I think he'll go on to do great things.

Bob Bozeman
Chairman, Embedded Wireless and General Partner, 530 Angels.
Bob is one of the good guys. He's easily one of the smartest, wisest & kindest mentors/advisors I've every had the pleasure to work with. Ov ... er the years he's repeatedly been able to share insights and help me understand new angles on strategy, fundraising and the evolution of the startup investor industry instantly.