Charles Silver is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and exited five startups in technology, media and finance. Today, Charlie is the founder and CEO of the blockchain company, Permission.io, the leading provider of permission-based, Web3 advertising.
As an early visionary in the dot com era, Charlie founded RealAge.com, one of the first companies to use Big Data to connect individuals to digital advertisers on a permission basis. RealAge was successfully sold to Hearst for over nine figures.
In addition to his ventures in the media and digital advertising industries, Charlie has co-founded multiple digital asset management companies, including Blockforce Capital, a quantitative crypto asset hedge fund firm, Reality Shares, an SEC-registered investment adviser with five publicly traded ETFs (including the first Blockchain equity ETF (BLCN)) and Onramp Invest.
Charlie is a thought leader in all things finance, digital advertising, big data, and blockchain who has been quoted and featured in numerous news outlets including CNN, CoinDesk, Blockworks, and Forbes to name a few. He has also participated as a Keynote Speaker at several global events, including South by Southwest, Global Blockchain Expo, North American Bitcoin Conference, and Inbound.
Charlie is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and prior to his entrepreneurial career, he served for two years as a staff member for a United States Congressman.
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