Tellus Venture Associates Formed; Offers Research and Analysis Services to Satellite and High Technology Industries.
Located in the Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology Center, Tellus Venture Associates will also offer a wide range of services to companies in some of the newly developing sectors of the satellite communications industry, particularly those that involve advanced technology applications for global digital communications services.
Formerly president and 50 percent owner of The Carmel Group, Blum has split off this consulting practice so that the two companies can better pursue their respective lines of business.
While a principal of The Carmel Group, Blum built a well respected, results oriented consulting practice that served some of the largest and most prestigious firms in the satellite, computer, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries, as well as working with new high technology and television programming start-ups.
Prior to investing in The Carmel Group, Blum was with U.S. Satellite Broadcasting, where, as an early member of the start-up team and a consumer marketing executive, he played a key role in the development, launch and growth of the Digital Satellite System (DSS), North America's first high-powered DBS service and the most successful new product introduction in consumer electronics history.
Blum has served as director of marketing for Conus Communications, as a marketing consultant to companies in the U.S. and Japan, and as a radio news director. He has received a number of major awards, including the PRSA Silver Anvil and the Ellen B. Scripps Fellowship, and he serves on the board of directors of the Society of Satellite Professionals International.
Blum holds an A.B. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in East Asia Studies from the University of Washington, and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.
CONTACT: Tellus Venture Associates, Marina
Steve Blum, 408/582-0700