Taariq Lewis

Taariq Lewis

Co-founder at DigitalTangible

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Taariq Lewis's Overview

  • Founder at Orb
  • Founder & CEO at Voluble Inc
  • Senior Director of Sales at HiveFire
  • Director of Sales & Marketing at HiveFire
  • Founder & Director of Business Development at TradeMax
  • Summer Associate at Demandware
  • Summer Associate at Lucid Imagination Inc.
  • Global Business Development Manager at MoMeMo
  • Sales Director - Wireless at Compete Inc.
  • Founder and President at The BringItOn! Group
  • Sales Associate at Conversagent Inc

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Taariq Lewis' Summary

Currently, Taariq is the founder of DigitalTangible, an online precious assets and digital money platform founded in April 2014 with a team of SF based engineers and advised by professionals in hard asset finance. DigitalTangible is a bitcoin2.0 company working on linking the physical world to the Bitcoin Blockchain and the Ripple Ledger.

Taariq is the founder of Bitcoin Business, a research blog targeting merchants accepting bitcoin and "Bits of Coin" an android app for bitcoin news, insights, and applications for digital currencies.

Previously, Taariq, founded Orb, an expertise marketplace for alumni, Stanzr, a social Media chat platform, led initial Sales, Marketing and Channel development for HiveFire and Terametric.

Taariq has held positions at other companies such as TradeMax, Demandware, Lucid Imagination, MoMeMo, Compete, Inc. and BringItOn!

Specialties: Bitcoin, Real-time communications, Python, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Javascript, CoffeeScript, Data optimization, Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis, Business Development, competitive analytics, Mobile Commerce, product branding, product positioning, marketing strategy, B2B Sales, consultative sales, legal IT, Online marketing, Consultative Sales and Product Pricing Strategy, Network Security & Management

Taariq Lewis' Experience



Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Investment Management industry

April 2014Present (6 months) San Francisco Bay Area

My job is to enable anyone to access precious hard assets linked to the Bitcoin blockchain via our Bitcoin web wallet, asset digitization and asset custodian platform

We work with all Bitcoin2.0 technologies including Counterparty, Colored Coins, Mastercoin and Ripple.


Bitcoin Business

October 2013Present (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area

We are a mobile, business information resource on crypto currencies and crypto contracts. Our work includes, but is not limited to bitcoin, litecoin, and the many other altcoins and altprotocols emerging daily.

Our goal is to inform merchants, traders, investors and businesses on the evolving digital money landscape so that they may make intelligent decisions and minimize risk.



April 2012December 2013 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Orb is closed network of "shared experience" groups of individuals. Orb helps these groups of individuals match supply and demand of highly valued assets, leads, and expertise in a trusted and safe place that is unavailable anywhere else online.

Founder & CEO

Voluble Inc

January 2011October 2013 (2 years 10 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Social Media Conversations and Community for B2B lead generation, content marketing, and lead nurturing.

Product Development: Created full functional specification for web-based social marketing application built entirely on node.js stack, using opensourced packages including, now.js, backbone.js, express.js.

Sales: Customer Development and beta deployment for qualified initial prospects for real-time customer engageement in social media.

Marketing: Lead author of Stanzr's blog on Social Media Chat: http://blog.stanzr.com

QA: Node.js platform software development and product QA testing for production deployment.

Senior Director of Sales


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 2010October 2010 (2 months)

As the Senior Director of Sales I was responsible for the implementation and execution of all of HiveFire’s direct and channel sales strategies or organization development. As of 2010 I doubled HiveFire's customer base and led the company to set a targeted $1MM revenue challenge for 2010 and 2011.

Director of Sales & Marketing


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 2009September 2010 (1 year 3 months)

Marketing and Sales professionals are literally dying from the information overload driven by the desire to "Publish to Lead". Led and organized prospect engagement regarding HiveFire's intelligent portal offerings for online B2B marketing. I built HiveFire's initial sales organization to serve the increasing flow of customers who needed innovation in their critical social media marketing execution.

Founder & Director of Business Development


February 2008July 2008 (6 months)

TradeMax is a financial services risk management company launched at MIT Sloan. The company develops innovative portfolio risk management strategies using advanced statistical methods.

I led Business Development and Sales to key Wall Street Program Trading firms that would benefit from TradeMax's modeling approach to implementation shortfall risk.

Summer Associate


Public Company; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

20082008 (less than a year)

Summer Associate, Product Management & Product Strategy for SaaS e-commerce leader.

Summer Associate

Lucid Imagination Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2007December 2007 (8 months)

Open Source Enterprise Search software startup company led by the Solr and Lucene developer and maintainer team.

Global Business Development Manager


January 2006April 2007 (1 year 4 months)

Mobile Media Mondays is a New York city organization dedicated to bringing together a select group of C-Level executives to share intelligence regarding evolving wireless technologies, servicers, and markets. My job is to secure quality sponsors to our events and assist with developing the group's online community.

Sales Director - Wireless

Compete Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Market Research industry

20062007 (1 year)

Compete's wireless practice extends online market research to transform the way wireless consumers and wireless brands communicate. By combining permission marketing, predictive analytics and the industry’s largest consumer behavior database, Compete helps wireless marketers identify and reach their target consumers. As the Director of Sales in the Wireless practice, I work to form business partnerships with wireless marketers and share the value of the Compete proposition.

Founder and President

The BringItOn! Group

September 1999April 2006 (6 years 8 months)

Founder, Business Development & Sales Manager

Launched one of America’s leading online Mediterranean Tour operators.

* Created a quality online, branded luxury, vacation tour-company which served the Generation-X market high-margin package-travel products to the Mediterranean, Latin America, and Europe. Transformed $3,000 in startup capital into a half million dollar, annual revenue company in 2 years without additional external financing as a sole entrepreneur.

Sales Associate

Conversagent Inc

20042004 (less than a year)

Sales Associate for the leading interactive software agents company. Also formerly known as ActiveBuddy.

Initiated sales contact to Fortune 500 companies e-commerce and customer service management levels for initial presentations of Conversagent Customer Service and Sales Agents.

Developed ongoing relationships with E-Commerce VPs of target Fortune 500 customers to prospect opportunities to show interactive agent value in the Customer Service operation.

Taariq Lewis' Projects

  • Winning Sales Script System for Sales and Marketing

    • June 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Taariq Lewis, Vitaliy Levit

    Learn how to build a winning sales script system to close more sales.

  • Cold Call 101 - How to Cold Call Like a Boss

    • May 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Taariq Lewis, Vitaliy Levit

    Learn the secret telephone sales techniques and systems for getting anyone on the phone and getting new business, today!

Taariq Lewis' Skills & Expertise

  1. bitcoin
  2. bitcoin security
  3. Sales
  4. Sales Training
  5. Sales Growth
  6. Sales & Marketing Alignment
  7. Customer Development
  8. Product Development
  9. Product Marketing
  10. User Acquisition
  11. Product Management
  12. Sales Management
  13. Customer Acquisition
  14. Ruby on Rails
  15. Python
  16. Growth Hacker
  17. Rock Star
  18. Mobile Applications
  19. Marketing Strategy
  20. Email Marketing
  21. Customer Retention
  22. CRM
  23. Leadership
  24. Mergers
  25. Online Advertising
  26. Business Strategy
  27. Mobile Devices
  28. New Business Development
  29. Market Research
  30. Lean Startup
  31. B2B Marketing
  32. Digital Marketing
  33. Strategic Partnerships
  34. Mergers & Acquisitions
  35. Blogging
  36. Training
  37. Management
  38. Analytics
  39. E-commerce
  40. SEO
  41. Start-ups
  42. Business Development
  43. Social Media Marketing
  44. Lead Generation
  45. SaaS
  46. Competitive Analysis
  47. Marketing
  48. Entrepreneurship
  49. Online Marketing
  50. Strategy

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Taariq Lewis' Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

MBA, Finance, Operations Research, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation


MBA thesis successfully completed and co-authored with Bryan Long, MBA 2009: Case Analysis Studies of Diffusion Models on E-Commerce Transaction Data.

Activities and Societies: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Member: Investment Management Club, Member: Venture Capital/Private Equity Club, Vice President: Minority Business Club, AdMIT Weekend volunteer. Teaching Assistant: 2008 - 2009

Columbia University

BA, Economics, Philosophy

Philosophy Paper on Kant's "Presumed Right to Lie"

Activities and Societies: Parliamentary Debate Team World Championship qualifier World Championship in Cork, Ireland and Princeton World Championship competitor.

London School of Economics

Political Philosophy, Operations Research, Statistics, System Dynamics

Activities and Societies: LSE Parliamentary Debate Team World qualifiers at Princeton University.

Taariq Lewis' Additional Information


mobile technology and the newest phones, skydiving - freeflying and group flying, acting - long form Improv Italian - intermediate - parliamo italiano?, indoor Soccer - defender, ballet and modern dance.

Groups and Associations:

QuadrilleBall New York,LinkedInnovators,Columbia University, Columbia College, Wingate High School, US Parliamentary Debate Society, MLPF, MyLinkedinPowerForum, CCYA, LinkedInnovator CityHost, LinkedIn Lions

Honors and Awards:

MIT Caroll L. Wilson 2009 Fellowship Award

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