Michael Granoff is Managing Partner of Maniv Mobility, which he established in Tel Aviv in 2015.
Mike’s involvement at the intersection of transportation, technology and policy dates back to the early 2000s when he helped establish the Washington, DC-based energy security policy and advocacy group, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) on whose board he continues to serve. Mike was the first investor in Better Place – the ambitious electric vehicle network startup that raised over $1B – where he sat on the board of directors and spearheaded the company’s policy efforts. Mike is a director and advisor at many other mobility startups within the Maniv portfolio and his broader network.
Mike is the recipient of several awards, including Brandeis University’s Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship, and has been involved in several US presidential campaigns. Michael holds a B.A. from Tufts University, and an MBA and JD from Kellogg, Northwestern University, and is a veteran marathon runner.
Prescott invests in, advises and has served in senior product roles for high-growth companies in the US and Israel. In his role at venture fund Maniv Mobility, Prescott is an investor in numerous companies working towards a safer, cleaner, energy-secure transportation future. This includes Zoomo, Gas Pos, Blissway, Revel Transit, Pact Insurance, among others. Previously, Prescott was an investor in and a product advisor to augmented reality startup Edgybees, and was instrumental in its entrance to the US defense market. Prescott lived in Israel for five years during his time with fintech startup OurCrowd, where he joined as the first employee in 2012. OurCrowd is today a wealth management platform with $2B AUM and recognition by KPMG as a "top 10 global fintech leader". As a principal at OurCrowd, he supported series A and B investments in Kenna Security, Argus Cybersecurity, Innoviz, Scopio Labs, Zebra Medical Vision, NSLComm, and Wave Accounting. Having returned to the US in 2017, Prescott now enjoys arguing about equitable transportation policy and supporting the YIMBY movement in San Francisco.