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Josh Kopelman

Managing Director of First Round Capital.

espite being coastally challenged (currently living in Philadelphia), Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – an Internet information company. In 1996, Infonautics went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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Another reason to blog...

Last week Michael Arrington of Techcrunch ran a small entry about two deals we've funded -  Aggregate Knowledge and BazaarVoice.  He was kind enough to include a link to the First Round Capital website.

When I took a look at my Google Analytics data for, I was surprised to see the real surge in traffic that one (well-placed) blog link can bring.  Our page views increased about 8x the normal daily average.  Not bad for one link in a small story.
Just today I took a look out our dealflow log -- where we log all inbound dealflow.  I was surprised to see a corresponding spike in dealflow -- and that the increase in submissions persisted far longer than the increase in web traffic. 

It got me wondering - what deals have I missed out on by not being part of the online conversation?