Michael Duda is the co-founder and managing partner of Bullish, an early-stage consumer investment fund and marketing agency based in New York City.
Bullish is unique in that it combines capital with top-flight brand marketing, strategy and creative talent while being the first investor in the likes of Peloton, Warby Parker, Casper, care\of, Hu Chocolate, Sunday Lawn, Hally Hair and function of beauty. Additionally, the marketing agency works at the highest levels in the industry, building brand identities for emerging DTC businesses to creating Super Bowl campaigns or brand launches for the likes of Anheuser-Busch, Pepsi, Nike, Walmart, and Private Equity-owned companies.
Duda has earned recognition from the likes of Business Insider (top early-stage investor, Silicon Alley Top 100), Crain’s 40 Under 40, Modern Retail’s “DTC Investors to Know” and was featured on the critically acclaimed podcast “Invest Like the Best.”
Prior to Bullish, Duda spent 20 years in the world of Madison Avenue, including 13 at Deutsch Inc., where he became the youngest partner in company history. He also served as chief executive officer of the Johannes Leonardo Advertising Firm and founder of Consigliere Brand Capital (rebranded as Bullish in 2015).
Duda is a graduate of St. John Fisher College. When not spending time with his wife and three sons in Connecticut, he can be found arguing with referees at a sporting event or offending someone on Twitter.