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Big Data, Privacy & Advertising: System1 Founder & CEO in Fireside Chat


IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat with the CEO & Co-Founder of System1, LLC to discuss an overview of the company, System1’s high-growth subscription business, the ongoing transition to digital advertising, and the pending business combination with Trebia Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TREB). The event featured System1 CEO & Co-Founder Michael Blend joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannaroneand Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks in a moderated video session lasting approximately 45 minutes.


About System1

System1 combines best-in-class technology & data science to operate the world’s most advanced Responsive Acquisition Marketing Platform (RAMP). System1’s RAMP is omni-channel and omni-vertical, and built for a privacy-centric world. RAMP enables the building of powerful brands across multiple consumer verticals, the development & growth of a suite of privacy-focused products, and the delivery of high-intent customers to advertising partners.

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About Trebia Acquisition Corp.

Trebia Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more business entities. The company was founded by William P. Foley, II and Frank R. Martire, Jr. on February 11, 2020 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Mr. Blend discussed:

  • Company Overview
  • High-Growth Subscription Business
  • Ongoing Transition to Digital Advertising
  • Business Combination with Trebia Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TREB)

About the Speaker:

Michael Blend is System1’s co-founder and has served as System1’s Chief Executive Officer since February 2021, and Chairman of the Board since 2013. Prior to System1, Mr. Blend was President/COO of Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE: LEAF), which he joined when Leaf Group acquired his data company, Hotkeys, in 2006. Prior to Hotkeys, Mr. Blend was Vice President, Corporate Development for Jawbone from 2001 to 2003 and for Wedding Channel (acquired by The Knot) from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Blend currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nutrisystem, Inc. and, and previously has served on the Board of Directors of leading digital marketing and technology companies, including Dynata, Data Axle, among others. Mr. Blend was also the Chairman of the Board of Stuff Media from 2016 until it was acquired by iHeart Media in 2018. Mr. Blend was the EY National Entrepreneur of the Year for Media, Entertainment & Communications in 2018, together with System1’s other co-founder, Charles Ursini. Mr. Blend received his JD from The University of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Duke University.



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