Michael Wiley spearheads Iris Capital’s investment activity in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He also supports the growth and development of portfolio companies within the United States.
Michael joined Publicis Groupe in 2011 and serves as Managing Director of Publicis Ventures. He is responsible for partnerships and investments across the emerging media and marketing technology landscape. In addition, he leverages his relationships within the startup community to spur innovation within the Groupe agencies. He also represents Publicis Groupe as an advisor to the New York City Media Lab.
Wiley has spent his entire career as a digital entrepreneur within large organizations - building profitable businesses, creating groundbreaking marketing programs and identifying disruptive startups with staying power. He has deep experience working for agencies large and small and working with large corporates, having spent nearly ten years as Director of Global Emerging Technology at General Motors. He offers this experience to portfolio companies.
Michael has a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Ellis College at the New York Institute of Technology.