Michael Granoff is the founder of Maniv Mobility, which became the first Israel-based venture capital firm exclusively focused on the new mobility future with its $42 million close in 2017. The Maniv portfolio of startups, most out of Israel, includes companies developing sensors, software, data monetization, autonomous systems, over-the-air updates, virtualization, localization, automotive cyber-security and more. Aside from several startup boards, Mr. Granoff serves on the board of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a Washington, DC-based policy and advocacy organization he helped establish in 2004. Past board roles included that of electric car network developer Better Place. He has been involved in three US Presidential campaigns and in 2010 received Brandeis University’s Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship. Mr. Granoff holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an MBA and JD from Kellogg, Northwestern University, is a veteran marathon runner and father of four.