Boopsie welcomes Business Development and M&A Expert to its Advisory Board to facilitate growth.
Sunnyvale, CA – July 29, 2014 – Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform for libraries worldwide, announces the addition of Emil Michael, Senior Vice President of Business at Uber, to its Advisory Board.
“Emil is one of the best business development and M&A guys in the technology industry,” says Boopsie CEO, Tony Medrano. “We are proud to have him join our advisory board. His experience, creativity and guidance have already proven instrumental to our growth.” Emil was recently named “One of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2014” by Fast Company and is a prominent angel investor.
Emil Michael is currently the Senior Vice President of Business at Uber, where he has led record growth of the on-demand transportation company and the largest venture capital investment in history.
“Innovative mobile technologies are revolutionizing many large, traditional industries by delivering efficient and timely access to on-demand services,” says Emil. “Boopsie’s mobile platform enables libraries to deliver their content and services to their communities better, faster and cheaper than before. It’s exciting to help serve local communities by making digital and physical educational resources more widely available.”
Emil also has executive leadership experience as the Chief Operating Officer of Klout, a mobile app company, which he sold for $200m to Lithium Technologies in 2014. He also served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Defence from 2009 to 2011. Prior to working in the White House, Emil was Senior VP of Field Operations at Tellme for 9 years and helped sell the company to Microsoft for $800 million.
Emil has also acted as a technology advisor to several of the fastest growing EdTech companies in New York City and Silicon Valley including, Codecademy, Spritz, Oyster Books and Flipboard. He received his BA from Harvard and his JD from Stanford in addition to working at Goldman Sachs.
Boopsie is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 2,500 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps for libraries are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Our mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by our customer service organization. We build native mobile apps for libraries on Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and Kindle Fire platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services of a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels. Visit our website for more information about Boopsie’s mobile apps for libraries.