Michael Terpin CoFounder BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and now serves as its chairman. The distributed angel network currently has more than 600 members, and it has made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies with two exits and several follow-on rounds. Terpin is also co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain, and a partner at Flight VC, where he started the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina. Terpin has spoken widely on bitcoin at leading conferences globally, including Bitcoin 2014, BitFin, CoinAgenda, Coin Congress, CoinSummit, Inside Bitcoins (Berlin, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, NY), La BitConf (Brazil), North American Bitcoin Show, Satoshi Roundtable, and TEDx Hollywood. He has organized the bitcoin/blockchain sessions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for two year, and run the official bitcoin/blockchain meetup at SXSW for three years. In November 2016, he will hold the first keynote on brands and blockchain at Adtech New York. In addition, Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, a marketing holding company that includes Transform PR, a global PR firm with more than 60 clients in the blockchain field; Coinovate, a cryptocurrency consulting and development company; and SocialRadius, one of the nation’s first social media marketing firms twice named to the Inc. 5000. Notable current anc recent clients include Augur, Bittrex, ChangeTip, Counterparty, Factom, Gem, GoCoin, Gyft, KnCMiner, Kraken, MaidSafe, Omni, Rivetz, Safe Cash, ShapeShift,Tether and Voxelus, Transform Group is headquartered in Las Vegas, with offices in Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, and San Juan.
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