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Michael Spirito

Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

Michael Spirito is a founding partner and lead investor for Sapphire Sport, the first-of-its-kind $115 million investment platform focused on technology companies at the intersection of sport, media and entertainment.  Michael is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at FevoGreen Park Sports, MixhaloMycujoo, and Overtime.

Previously, Michael led digital media and business development across the portfolio of 22 FOX regional sports networks. He joined YES Network beginning in 2006, helping build and ultimately sell the business to FOX for $3.8BN in 2014. While at YES, Michael was responsible for several initiatives including launching the first ever authenticated streaming product in U.S. sport.

Michael was a founding member of Time Warner Ventures in 2000, where he was responsible for the company’s investing focus on advanced digital video services.  He began his career in the media and telecommunications investment banking group at Credit Suisse.

Wednesday, December 04

Innovation and Dealmakers

Moderator: Terry Lefton, Editor-At-Large, Sports Business Journal

Jeff Marks, CEO, Innovative Partnerships Groups (IPG360)
Michael Spirito, Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures
Miheer Walavalkar, CEO & Co-Founder, LiveLike