Description

Michael Marcovici’s expertise in online business stretches back to 1991, when the Internet still worked without WWW or domains. Back then, he published the Austria Boersenbrief, a financial experts magazine, and was a private equity fund manager.

In the 2000s, Michael established a trading company that grew to eBay’s biggest powerseller – worldwide.

Michael became involved with domains in 2002. He started to register valuable domains and grew a sizeable portfolio. Within a few years, the domain venture grew into the Domain Developers Fund, a Cayman Island-based investment company. Michael developed a semantic and economic strategy to identify undervalued domains in the market, based on the data derived from hundreds of thousands of domain transactions.

Besides being active in digital assets, Michael is a recognized artist, whose contemporary works often on the edge between business and art, have been in featured on Saatchi Art, Vice, The Atlantic, or Forbes.

Education

lycee francais de vienna

1975 – 1987 a levels

Experience

Digital Developers Fund

Jan 2009 – Present Director

The Digital Developers Fund is the world’s premier fund for digital assets. The fund invests in domain names, crypto currency, and other digital properties. DDF holds 1,540 high value domain names such as Audit.com, Exhibitions.com, Swords.com, PR.uk or a portfolio of country.net names (such as Belgium.net or Spain.net). DDF has already realized chart leading sales, for example cars.net for $170,000 USD.

Domainindex

Jul 2008 – Present CEO

Domainindex.com is a domain name appraisal service and a suite of tools for domainers, SEO experts and webmasters, including reverse Whois, keyword lists, mass appraisals, ngrams und much more.

qentis

2001 – 2006 CEO

Qentis was eBay’s largest power seller from 2003 to 2006 – worldwide. The company imported and distributed goods from China, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Romania, India, Thailand and Taiwan to Europe and from there directly to the customer. Goods have been specifically manufactured for the eBay market. The company had 100 employees and sold over 2,000 items every day.

Street Fashion Magazine

1996 – 2001 Owner

Street Fashion Magazine was a periodical dedicated to fashion happening on the streets. Photographers find fashionable people around the world, published without any further comments. Street Fashion was sold in 2001 to an international fashion publication house.

Austria Börsenbrief

1988-1993 Owner

Austria Börsenbrief was founded in 1988 and was Austria’ leading financial newsletter for investors. The weekly publication was read mostly by banks and professional investors. It was sold to a German investor in 1991.