About Sean

Sean Percival is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups with a focus on Bitcoin and digital currency. He is also a marketing advisor to Blockchain, the world’s largest Bitcoin website and wallet.

He launched his first internet startup in 2006 for a mere $12, then sold it in 2009 at an 835,000% return on investment. His second internet company (the popular media site lalawag), which he founded with his wife Laurie, was created in 2008 and sold in 2010. More recently Sean was the CEO and Co-Founder of Wittlebee, the kids clothing club. Prior to that he was the Vice President of Online Marketing at Myspace.

He’s also been a recognized, leading authority in digital business, media, entertainment, online marketing, and e-commerce, working with high-profile startups and companies including MySpace, Tsavo Media, Docstoc, and Mahalo among others. His projects and insight have also been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, TechCrunch and at SMX: Search Marketing Expo and many more.

He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his family by way of Los Angeles.

Career Path:

  • 1998: Janitor
  • 1999: Telephone Tech Support
  • 2000: Network Administrator
  • 2002: Webmaster
  • 2006: Wantrepreneur
  • 2008: Start-up Guy
  • 2010: Vice President
  • 2011: Entrepreneur
  • 2012: CEO
  • 2013: Vice President
  • 2014: Venture Partner


  • Online Marketing
  • Ecommerce
  • Social
  • SEO
  • Bitcoin
  • Content
  • Subcultures