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Michael’s background really spans the full evolution from the early Internet days to the current advent of Web3 technology.
In the early 1990s, Michael founded Marketwire (originally called Internet Wire), the first Internet-based press-release distribution network. Backed by Sequoia Capital and Hummer Winblad, Marketwire was sold in 2006 for $35 million and is currently one of the top three global company newswires.
In the mid 2000s, Michael founded SocialRadius, a full-service social media marketing agency. Success stories include the outreach for recording artist Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” video for the Obama campaign, which won the 2008 Emmy, Global Media and Webby awards, as well as a 2009 Clio Gold Lion.
Michael joined the blockchain and cryptocurrency space in 2013, and is a well-known investor, advisor, network builder and event organizer.
About Transform Group
Transform Group is active in the fields of Public Relations (Transform PR), Marketing (SocialRadius), Consultancy (Transform Strategies), Events (LayerEvents) and Investments (Transform Ventures and BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups currently active with local chapters in 20+ cities in North America).
Transform Group is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with offices in Santa Monica, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto, Denver, Cape Town and Seoul.