Michael Thomas

Investment Director


Michael started his career at Grant Thornton where he advised major companies as an M&A consultant. He then moved to Canada to lead the North American strategy and business development of Sicame, a leading company in energy transmission & distribution. From 2016 to 2018, he was the co-founder & CEO of a NewSpace start-up specialized in innovative small satellite optical systems for Earth Observation.

Michael joined Karista in 2018 to shape the DeepTech/SpaceTech fund and deploy it. He has a strong focus on Tech and Digital Health investments, especially data-driven ventures and SaaS business models. He led the investments and is board member of Incepto, Exotrail, DEO.care, Leanspace, Cysec, Heex Technologies and Constellr.

Michael holds a MSc in Engineering from ENIM and graduated from ESSEC Business School. He also studied in Canada at McMaster University.