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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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Some website upgrades...

As First Round Capital's portfolio has grown over the last few years, our firm's website has not grown with it.  That's why we recently decided that an overhaul of our website was necessary. So, in addition to the traditional alphabetical listing of portfolio companies, we decided to try something new. To help people better navigate our portfolio, we recently launched a tag cloud. This provides an interesting perspective on where we’ve concentrated our investments. We also improved the portfolio company detail pages – providing both company news and job openings…


In addition, we also just launched an experiment. For the last several weeks, I have been an active member of Ycombinator’s Startup News site. Like Digg, their site allows any member of their community to submit news items – with the best rising to the top. At First Round Capital, my partners and I have historically shared news stories using a common tag. Inspired by Ycombinator’s site, we’ve decided to experiment with allowing members of our community to submit stories on our site as well. I invite you to visit to submit, share, and vote on stories and websites.  We look forward to seeing the stories you find interesting.

Finally, I just wanted to thank my partner, Rob Hayes, and our west-coast office manager, Carly Spoljaric, for organizing a wonderful cocktail party last week. Pictures of the party available here.
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