Every company has a beginning, including us. Tempesta Media was founded in January 2011, with a goal to provide businesses with viable, effective, and scalable content marketing solutions that drive results.
Tempesta Media’s predecessor, Pareto Media Networks, is founded by Michael and Elena Marchese. The company focuses on domain development technology.
Pareto Media Networks’ technology is folded into newly-formed Tempesta Media, creating the basis of Tempesta Media’s content marketing platform.
Tempesta Media’s legacy domain development platform is named a DOMAINfest PITCHfest finalist.
The new content marketing platform alpha launches with 14 content creators – several of whom are still with the company today.
Later this year new content marketing platform beta launches.
More than 5,000 writers are onboarded.
Tempesta Media joins a dozen other startups, including SpotHero, as some of the first accepted companies into 1871, Chicago’s newly-formed technology incubator.
Tempesta Media raises its first outside capital.
Tempesta Media formally launches its content marketing platform.
The writer network is now 11,000+.
A world-class advisory board is recruited, including the former SVP of Reuters, the former CEO of Moore Corporation, and the former CMO of Leapfrog Online.
Tempesta Media becomes a three-time Chicago Innovation Awards nominee.
Tempesta Media is named a top 10 startup by the FUND Conference, beating out over 200 other fast-growing, early-stage companies
The company headquarters moves from Chicago to Michigan City, Indiana.
Tempesta Media raises its first formal round of equity capital, with industry veterans including Howard Tullman participating.
Tempesta Media launches curated social posting feature.
Tempesta Media launched Employee Advocacy Program (EAP) module, the latest addition to it’s influencer marketing capabilities.
Tempesta Media was awarded by the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City (EDCMC) for its business investment in the city.