Mike Mann - Grassroots.org

                                   

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Mike Mann
Founder Grassroots.org, Phone.com, DomainMarket.com
Washington D.C. Metro Area

- Well how we can characterize Mike Mann, an investor, an entrepreneur, a social activist ?
We believe that "internet legend" has it all. If you don't know him read his business activities and you'll understand

Current :
- Founder and Chairman at DomainMarket.com
- Founder and Chairman at Yield Software
- Investor and Manager at SEO.com
- Founder and Manager at Phone.com
- Investor at HappyBirthday.com
- Chairman and Founder at Make Change! Trust
- Investor at Software.com
- Investor at Graphics.net
- Chairman and Founder at WashingtonVC
- Founder at X3O Emerging Technologies
- Chairman and Founder at Grassroots.org
- Chairman and Founder at BrowserMedia
- Investor at NameMedia

Past :
- Investor at Dial-A-Geek
- Investor at StrongTech
- CEO and Founder at BuyDomains.com (aka NameMedia)
- President at Verio DC / Internet Interstate

Mike Mann’s Summary :
Mike is the founder and chairman of Grassroots.org (501c3), a global network providing free services to non-profits and promoting social action. He also founded and manages Make Change! Trust, a charitable fund that supports select 501c3 organizations.
- http://grassroots.org
- http://makechangetrust.org

Mike is founder of successful, active, for-profit corporations also including Phone.com, SEO.com, Skateboards.com, DomainMarket.com, Yield Software, BrowserMedia, Graphics.net, and others. In many cases his companies exchange resources, talent and technologies in their never-ending quest to deliver innovative, profitable digital products and services.

In 1994 he founded Internet Interstate, which he sold to Verio Inc. in 1997.

In 1998, he founded BuyDomains.com (now NameMedia), the world’s largest secondary market for domain names, and sold majority interest to Highland Capital and Summit Partners in 2005, along with the "Seeq.com" search engine portal. See - - - http://buydomains.com

Between 1998 and 2001, Mike served as the founding Chairman of the non-profit ByteBack.org, which is an innovator in operating free computer and job training centers serving inner-city communities.

Mike is the author of Make Millions and Make Change! a book focused on making money in small business so we can better serve society.
- http://www.makemillions.com/

MikeMann.com .’s Experience :

* Founder and Chairman DomainMarket.com (Internet industry)
September 2007 - Present (2 years)

* Founder and Chairman Yield Software (Internet industry)
February 2007 - Present (2 years 7 months)

* Investor and Manager SEO.com (Internet industry)
February 2007 - Present (2 years 7 months)

* Founder and Manager Phone.com (Public Company; Telecommunications industry)
January 2007 - Present (2 years 8 months)

* Investor HappyBirthday.com (Internet industry)
October 2006 - Present (2 years 11 months)

* Chairman and Founder Make Change! Trust (Non-Profit Organization Management industry)
January 2006 - Present (3 years 8 months)

* Investor Software.com (Internet industry)
2006 - Present (3 years)

* Investor Graphics.net (Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Design industry)
2006 - Present (3 years)

* Chairman and Founder WashingtonVC (Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry)
December 2005 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Manager of Internet private equity fund.

* Founder X3O Emerging Technologies (Internet industry)
2005 - Present (4 years)

* Chairman and Founder Grassroots.org (Non-Profit; 1-10 employees; Internet industry)
December 2004 - Present (4 years 9 months)
Cutting edge charitable venture serving 1000 other charities with free Internet and business services, and a builder of social action web portals.

* Chairman and Founder BrowserMedia (Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry)
January 1999 - Present (10 years 8 months)

* Investor NameMedia (Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry)
December 1998 - Present (10 years 9 months)
He's the founder of BuyDomains.com (the world's best and largest premium domain markeplace) which is now called NameMedia (see S-1 filing), He's currently the largest noninstitutional shareholder of this entity which has filed for a public offering.

* Investor Dial-A-Geek (Internet industry)
December 2006 - September 2008 (1 year 10 months)

* Investor StrongTech (Partnership; 51-200 employees; Internet industry)
2006 - August 2008 (2 years)

* CEO and Founder BuyDomains.com (aka NameMedia) (Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry)
December 1998 - January 2005 (6 years 2 months)
President of leading domain and PPC search company

* President Verio DC / Internet Interstate (Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Internet industry)
1995 - 1998 (3 years)
President and founder of Internet Interstate which was a business service ISP and web developer, which became part of a rollup called Verio, which proceeded to go public and then was sold to NTT.


Additional Resources :
http://mikemann.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/microman
http://www.webstreetjournal.com/
http://www.domainsuccess.com/gratitude/mike-mann-smart-branding-passion-...
http://books.google.com/books?id=O2hEtUNVyTUC&q=mann#search
http://www.washingtonvc.com/wp-content/uploads/mike-mann-washington-busi...
http://blog.domaintools.com/tags/mike-mann/
http://www.dnjournal.com/articles/gr.htm
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/11/15/the-return-of-phonecom-and-software...
http://www.redherring.com/Home/23100
http://www.seobook.com/archives/002331.shtml
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