Mike Apted is an accomplished software developer and one of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs. In 1998, he and partner Jesse Rasch founded the company that would eventually become WebHosting.Com. Started from their dorm room at Montreal's McGill University, WebHosting.Com went from startup to one of the biggest hosting companies in the world in a few short years.
Mike's software development and leadership was the foundation of WebHosting.Com's technical systems, and ran the hosting infrastructure of major clients such as Bell Canada, KPN, Telecom New Zealand, PCCW, AT&T, Comcast, and Cox Communications. In 2000, WebHosting.Com was purchased by SBC in one of the largest private acquisitions in Canadian history.
In 2002, Mike founded independent record label Kindling Music, with legendary Canadian manager Jake Gold. Distributed by Warner Music Canada, the Kindling's artists have won multiple awards and accolades. Mike sold his interest in Kindling in 2008.
In 2008, Mike partnered with Digital Contractor to mange software and web development projects.