Michael Pirraglia is an Operating Partner with Good Alpha Industries, a high-impact venture capital firm focused exclusively on consumer products, consumer entertainment and consumer technology companies. Michael Pirraglia is Founder and Managing Member of Liviola Ventures, a food and beverage investment group specializing in strategic investments and highly specialized advisory services. Michael is also an Operating Partner with Good Alpha Industries, a high impact venture capital firm focused exclusively on consumer products, consumer entertainment and consumer technology companies, where Michael serves as a Director on several Boards. Michael is Co- Founder of TORG Holdings, a holding company that invests in, develops and operates unique restaurant and hospitality projects. Michael is also the Co-Founder of several restaurant concepts, including Oak & Almond, Tavola Italian Kitchen, Tuscan Oven and Moto Restaurants, where he served as a Founding Board Member and held several senior leadership roles. Mr. Pirraglia was a key figure in developing his Company’s strategic road map, leading to its growth and subsequent exit. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at TORG Holdings, as well as a member of several advisory boards in the restaurant and hospitality industry and for several organizations in the wine and spirits industry. Michael has advised several well-respected restaurant groups and private equity investors in a variety of complex transactions and strategic partnerships, including strategic repositioning and mobilization of several growth brands, turnaround efforts and a diverse real estate portfolio consisting of over 100 units. Michael has served on several industry boards, including the California Restaurant Association, where he served on the Board’s Nominating Committee.