Michael Metzger is a Partner at Drake Star (www.drakestar.com), a global media / tech investment bank
with over 100 professionals across the U.S., Europe and Asia. He advises companies on M&A and growth
stage financings and leads the firm’s gaming and digital media practice. His recent transactions include
the sale of Spiketrap to Reddit, Wildworks to Nazara, Echtra Games to Zynga, Firefly to Devolver Digital,
Lightstream to Videndum, FreshPlanet / SongPop to Vivendi, Slightly Mad Studios to Codemasters and
nWay to Animoca.
Michael holds five patents in the field of communications and also serves as the chair and board director
of the German American Business Association in Southern California. Previously, Michael was a senior
banker at Houlihan Lokey’s TMT Group, principal at MESA Global and a co-founder and principal at
investment bank Covert & Co. Before that, he held senior management and engineering positions at
AT&T, IBM and Mindspeed.