Michael Linse

Founder and Managing Director

Michael Linse is a founder and Managing Director of Levitate Capital. He is also the founder and Managing Director of Linse Capital, a growth equity firm focused on investments in transportation, energy, and logistics. Previously, Michael was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) for seven years where he invested in businesses like ChargePoint, Proterra, uShip, Telogis, INRIX, Friedola, HYLA, UpWind, and Redaptive.

Before joining KPCB, Michael worked at Goldman Sachs for over a decade, most recently as the Managing Director of their alternative energy investing team within the London-based European Special Situations Group where he led over 20 investments including Nordex, CMP, and IFCO Systems. Michael joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group in 1997 and worked both in the Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices.

Michael earned a BA degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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