Member Highlight: Meet Mike Lasch - Founder and Managing Partner at Pine Street Capital Partners PDF Print Email

Member Highlight: Meet Mike Lasch - Founder and Managing Partner at Pine Street Capital Partners


Mike is a triple threat; For Pine Street Capital Partners, a firm he co-founded over 15 years ago, he handles deal sourcing, deal structuring and portfolio management. He’s a board observer for many of the firm’s portfolio companies and a past President and current Board Member of Upstate Capital. Based in Albany, Mike is involved in several local non-profit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York. 

Mike is driven by his pursuit for knowledge: “I love learning about new industries and business models and getting to know the owners/management teams of the companies we invest in. Every day brings a new challenge or opportunity."



To date, Pine Street Capital Partners has invested in 75 companies, and credits that success to a cooperative network. “We are fortunate to have had supportive investors and to have partnered with dozens of quality management teams, many of whom are here in Upstate NY.” 


Relationships in business are important to success. Mike supports Upstate Capital because, “It’s the premier networking association in Upstate NY and provides me with the most efficient and effective way to stay connected to members of the upstate deal community."

Upstate New York offers quality business opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for their companies. But, for Mike, New York also offers a quality playground for any spare time off he may have. “I like to spend as much time as I can in Lake George in the summer with my wife, our three kids and our 10 year old Golden Retriever.  Being out on our boat is the perfect way to relax and enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful lakes.”

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