Based in our Zurich office, Michal Natora is the investment director in Industrial Information Technology and Robotics at Emerald Technology Ventures. Within this sector he performs sourcing, evaluation and due diligence. Moreover, Michal is responsible for developing and providing open innovation services for Emerald’s corporate investors who are looking for strategic value in addition to financial returns.
Prior to joining Emerald in 2014, Michal worked as a consultant for the global automotive company Daimler. He was responsible for managing the quality of software development and data generation processes for electronic control units. Prior to that, Michal was a scientist for three years at the neural information processing group of the TU Berlin where he conducted research in signal processing, stochastic optimization and machine learning.
Michal holds a MBE from the Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology which included seminars at the Jönköping International Business School, Kelley School of Business and SKK Graduate School of Business. He received his PhD from the TU Berlin and completed his Diploma in Physics at the ETH Zurich and Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau.