Michael Auerbach

Michael Auerbach is an entrepreneur, investor, business consultant, and private diplomat. He is a Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group, the global consulting firm of former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, where he has worked for the last five years. Before joining ASG, Michael created Social Risks, which provided investors with assessments of companies' social impact. Social Risks was bought out by global consulting giant Control Risks, where Michael served as a Vice President for five years. Michael began his career in the late '90s dot com bubble, founding Panopticon Inc, a VC incubator concentrating on internet and mobile technology. He has an MA in International Relations from Columbia University and BA in Critical Theory from the New School.


Michal Shtender

Michal Shtender is an interior designer, nightlife impresario, real estate investor, and venture capitalist. Michal’s focus is on big ideas that can change our health and the world for better. She is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City.


Misha Shtender

Misha Shtender is a student at the Village Community School in Manhattan. He is proficient on drums, guitar, and piano. He lends a critical youthful perspective to Subversive Capital as well as helps out with powerpoint from time to time.



Milton is a French bull dog puppy that provides much joy around the Subversive office.


Adam Rothstein

Adam Rothstein is a GP at Disruptive Capital in Israel. Previously, Adam served as the Chief Investment Officer of Intana Management, a market neutral hedge fund focused on technology, media and entertainment. Adam was also a Partner of the Select Technology and Software Fund at Robeco Investment Management (the parent company of Weiss, Peck & Greer). Adam has over 20 years of investment experience, previously performing analysis of the technology and media sectors for Weber Capital Partners/Bluewater Capital Management, Scripps Ventures/United Media and UBS Securities. Adam began his career in the Banking and Tax Advisory Group at Arthur Andersen & Co.