|University of Southern California, BS||1986|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurial Masters Program||1997|
Mr. Purcell has been in the internet industry since the inception of the browser, founding Epoch Networks in 1994, raising over $60 million in venture capital and building it into the largest privately-held ISP in the country. In 1999 Mr. Purcell founded OnAir Networks, raised $40 million in venture capital and quickly positioned it as the leading music distribution service; building the music streaming and downloading services for Sony and Universal Music Group. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Mr. Purcell has appeared before Congress on numerous occasions and helped shape early internet policy with the FCC. He has been on the Board of the Commercial Internet eXchange, and was the internet liaison for the Recording Industry Association of America.
Mr. Purcells current venture is Arctic Island, a crowdfunding platform that connects investors with job creators in need of capital.