A successful musician/DJ turned investor and entrepreneur, is an ‘Ecowarrior’.
As principal at Ponvalley, Michael Smith invests in positive impact companies – businesses solving problems in the environment, water, food, shelter, education and well-being. Over his 20-year career, Smith has been an active investor/advisor to over 30 companies and funds, including Pinterest, SMS Assist, Lyft, Nebia and Rubicon Global. Michael is a co-founder of SustainSB and the Interim Chair of SharedMission.com. Smith is also active with the Bren School of UCSB and the United Nation’s Media Council on Social Impact.