Michel Kripalani is President of Oceanhouse Media, Inc., a leading publisher of apps for the mobile market. The company has released more than 280 apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, Kindle Fire and HP TouchPad devices.
In his role as President, Kripalani has secured licensing agreements with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, HarperCollins, Random House Children’s Books, Hay House Publishers, Zondervan (a division of HarperCollins), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Mercer Mayer, Soundprints, Andersen Press, Chronicle Books and others. Kripalani is responsible for selecting the company’s product offerings, seeing to it that content is in line with the company’s mantra of “Creativity with Purpose.” He is a strong advocate for developing apps that inspire, educate and uplift.
Oceanhouse Media is Kripalani’s third start-up. He found prior success with Presto Studios, an independent video game development company he ran for 11 years. Presto Studios had numerous hits including The Journeyman Project series, Myst III: Exile and more. At his first business, MOOV design (founded in 1989), Kripalani developed and programmed the world’s first interactive multimedia magazine (Verbum Magazine).
In addition, Kripalani was a Director of Business Development at Autodesk for many years where he managed relationships with Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and other game development studios worldwide.
Kripalani resides in Encinitas, California, with his wife, Karen, and their two young daughters.