Primary Role
Co-Founder & CEO at Tout
University of California
November 6, 1971

Person Details


Co-Founder & CEO KickTag, a technology spin-out from SRI.

Board Member, Decision Maker Media, Sold to Martini Media April 1, 2010.

Currently a partner in Transmedia Capital, a seed-stage venture investment fund. Also a partner at Decision Maker Media, an online vertical media platform for the B2B sector.

Michael was most recently founder and CEO of, the 2nd largest online media network for kids/teens/tweens behind Nickelodeon (Viacom). Michael founded GoFish in 2003 and took the company public on Halloween 2006, the company currently had approximately 85 million unique visitors per month.

Prior to GoFish, Michael co-founded Musicbank in 1999, which was the first legal internet subscription service for music in partnership with the major music labels.

In 1997, prior to Musicbank, Michael was COO of Sonique, one of the first internet applications that enabled consumers to listen to MP3's on their computers, manage their music collections, create custom playlists and skins for the application, etc. Sonique was sold to Lycos (LCOS) in 1999.

Michael co-founded Addwater in 1995, and early interactive agency specializing in integrated digital marketing and strategy in San Francisco.

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