Michael Serbinis

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Board Member

Michael Serbinis is the CEO and Founder of League, a next generation healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the world of insurance. Michael is known as a serial entrepreneur who has built multiple transformative technology platforms across several industries, with over $1B of exits.

Most recently Michael was the founder and CEO of Kobo, a digital reading company that burst onto the publishing scene in 2009, driving $110M in sales in its first year, and under a billion in 4 years. Under Michael’s leadership, Kobo became the only global competitor to Amazon’s Kindle with 20-million customers in 190 countries. Michael sold Kobo to Japanese Internet giant Rakuten for $315M in 2012.

Prior to Kobo, Michael was the first to develop “cloud storage” building pioneer DocSpace, and exiting for $568M in 2000 to Critical Path, 7 days before the market peaked in 2000. Michael got his start with college friends Kimbal and Elon Musk, building one of the world’s first search engines, Zip2, which later sold to Altavista for $300M.

A member of the Perimeter Institute's Board of Directors and the Vector Institute’s Board of Directors, MaRS Discovery District Board of Directors, Board of Trustees at the Ontario Science Centre, a member of the Creative Destruction Lab G7/ML7 and YPO. Michael is also a mentor & investor in new technology companies through his company Three Angels Capital.

Once upon a time, Michael was a winner of the Nerd Olympics! He designed a high temperature superconductor propulsion system that won Gold at the Intel International Science Fair, awards & sponsorships from Nasa Jet Propulsion Lab, Rockwell Aerospace, Intel. This set him on a career building new innovative technologies in quantum cryptography, network design, search, storage, email, media, and now…health.