Chief Financial Officer

Mike Albang

I enjoy the complexity and dynamic pace at the early-stage when companies and ideas are in their infancy.

Why Venture Capital?

Private market investing is more interesting compared to the public markets. I enjoy the complexity and dynamic pace at the early-stage when companies and ideas are in their infancy. Venture capital firms also play an important role helping finance and shape many great companies that will have lasting impacts to society in the future.

Experience

At Costanoa, I am responsible for developing and overseeing firm and fund financial operations. I’m also heavily involved with various legal, compliance and investment-related support functions. I enjoy providing Costanoa’s entrepreneurs with financial and operational advice, especially at the early-stage, when many of these areas are being developed for the first time. Previously, I was a Senior Manager at Standish, a start-up consulting firm serving venture capital and private equity firms, and a Senior Associate at PwC, working closely with hedge fund managers.

Education

- B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly

- Earned a California CPA license in 2007

- Achieved the CFA charter holder designation in 2011

Outside of Work

I spend my free time with my wife Kristina and our energetic boys, Caden and Ethan. I am an avid sports fan and look forward to more Giants, Warriors and Niners championships. We also have a passion for travel and look forward to exploring the world together as a family, especially as our boys grow older and we can venture beyond Disneyland.

Favorite Book to Recommend

Moneyball

Michael Lewis

Favorite TV Show to Binge

The Wire