Background of Michael Terpins
Michael Terpins started to operate a leading online marketing firm and high-tech PR in 1990. During the first internet boom, Terpins teamed up with his team to launch brands such as EarthLink, Jupiter Communications, America Online Greenhouse, and Motley Fool. Today, his brand represents a variety of consumer videogame, Web 2.0, and IT companies such as MyPublicInfo, CyberDefender, Xandros, Entropia Universe, Augmentum, and Bitgravity.
In 1994, Michael Terpin launched Internet Wire, a newswire division that secured over $25 million from top-tier investors such as Sequoia Capital and Hummer Winblad. Following a strategic investment by NASDAQ in 2003, Internet Wire rebranded to Market Wire, which was sold to CCN/Matthews in April 2006. In December 2016, CCM/Matthews was sold to OMERS Capital Partners for over $100 million. Currently, Marketwire is the world’s third largest investor/public relations newswire.
Michael Terpins’ most recent venture is Social Radius, a social marketing platform specializing in search optimization, the creation of social media content, building socially-based traffic, social media outreach, and lead generation. Its client roster includes TuneWiki, Digital Media Wire, DazzBoard, Philips, Power.com, David Lynch Foundation, Rallycast, Bombay Sapphire, Constant Philips, VeneuGen, and Red Herring.
One of Michael Terpins’ greatest successes is the launch of “Yes We Can” video in support of the Obama Campaign. During this campaign, Michael Terpins’ video garnered over 40 million views. Besides, it gained over one billion traditional media coverage including interviews on CNBC, The Today Show, CNN and other world’s leading media outlets. The video also featured on six articles in the New York Times. In 2013, Michael Terpins founded BitAngels, an angel group for cryptocurrency investment and ConAgenda, the first conference for bitcoin after discovering bitcoin and bitchain. He also teamed up with Nick Sullivan and Gil Penchina to start a bitcoin syndicate as part Gil’s Flight VC. Besides, Michael Terpins has been an investor and advisor in technology startups.
In 2015, Michael founded bCommerce Labs, a bitcoin start-up accelerator, which has recently launched its first ICO and Cryptomarket Company. In 2017, Michael left for Aphabit Fund, a global digital currency fund as a special advisor before joining CMO as the head of ICO investment committee.