About the Author
Social activist and serial entrepreneur Mike Mann has been proactively involved with the Internet since 1994. At that time, Mike founded and ran the ISP and web developer Internet Interstate until he sold the company to Verio in 1997. Mike then founded the world’s largest secondary market for domain names, BuyDomains.com, which is now called NameMedia. In 2005, he sold the majority of his interest in BuyDomains.com and the Seeq.com search engine portal to Highland Capital Partners and Summit Venture Partners.
Mike is founder of successful, active, for-profit corporations also including Phone.com, SEO.com, Skateboards.com, DomainMarket.com, Yield Software, BrowserMedia, 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.
To perpetuate his interest in charitable works, Mike is the Chairman and founder of Grassroots.org (501c3), a global network that provides free services to nonprofits and promotes social action. Mike and his team also manage Make Change! Trust, a charitable fund that supports select 501c3 charitable organizations.