Micah Kotch is a Partner at Blackhorn Ventures. He was previously part of the BMW Group, where he served as Managing Director of URBAN-X; the platform for startups reimagining city life. Micah is a Founding Partner of C3, an AngelList syndicate backing companies working to reduce emissions, mitigate the worst effects of climate change, and help humanity adapt to a changing world.
Micah served as Strategic Advisor for Innovation at NYSERDA where he led NY Prize; a $40M community microgrid initiative focused on energy resilience and evolution of the utility business model. At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Micah served as Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where he launched NYC’s first sponsored tech incubator and the Urban Future Lab – helping emerging companies capitalize on the clean energy transition. He is a core national faculty member for the National Science Foundation’s I-CORPS program which helps commercialize federally-funded research and ‘tough tech’.
Micah graduated Colgate University with a degree in China studies and started his first company putting games on phones in China in 1998. He is a Brooklyn native (where he lives with his family) and a proud board member for Green City Force, an Americorps program that engages young adults from low-income communities in national service related to the environment. Micah is a Next City Vanguard Fellow and a member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network.