Michael Johnstone


Michael is founder and CEO of web3 studio, Smeisty, Co. Smeisty is building a blockchain based community engagement platform. He’s also co-founder of the Wranglers, an NFT collective based in Austin, Texas.

Michael is an expert in business strategy and operations who partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs to grow their companies. He started his career in business Ops consulting. After his second startup was acquired, he joined Mark Cuban Companies where he worked on dealflow, launched 32 products & services, and advised over 150 startups. He joined Google in 2015 to build the strategy and operations model for the Cloud Startup program. More recently, he spent  2 years building a B2B App Compatibility program for Android’s top developers.

Michael is an active mentor with several accelerators, including Techstars, and an advisor to several companies. When he’s not working, he enjoys hiking, coffee, and building furniture.