Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Michael Granoff

Head of Oil Independence Policies, Better Place


Michael Granoff is Head of Oil Independence Policies for Better Place, a global provider of electric vehicle services. He helps government, industries and other stakeholders calibrate policies to end the effects of oil dependence on the economy, the environment and security. He is the founder of Maniv Energy Capital, a New York-based investment group that became the first investor in Better Place; it was also instrumental in the founding of Israel Cleantech Ventures, the first venture fund in Israel with an exclusive focus on clean tech. In 2004, Granoff became a founding board member of Securing America′s Future Energy, a Washington, D.C.-based group that works with corporate and retired military leaders to advocate for energy security policies. Before joining Maniv Energy, he founded Maniv Bioventures, which invested in early-stage life science companies. Granoff received a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Northwestern University.


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