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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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Oops...I did it again...

Yahoo closed it's $680M acquisition of Right Media last week.  Another deal on my woulda coulda shoulda list.

-----Original Message-----
From: Noah Goodhart [mailto:?????@?????.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 10:07 PM
To: Kopelman, Josh


As you may remember, we spoke several months back about an investment
in our online advertising network. Since that time, there has been a
very interesting series of events, and there is now a new opportunity.
If you have a few minutes in the next day or so, I would love to be
able to bring you up to date. You can reach me on my cell at
???.???.???? or just let me know what time works for you.



Robert Dewey

Hindsight is 20/20... although as an entrepreneur, I'm happy to see these kinds of stories. Nothing makes an entrepreneur happier than to prove the doubters wrong.

Of course, you're not really a doubter; you're just a skeptical person who has to use caution when investing.


Hindsight is not at all 20/20; it's myopic and has an astigmatism! We can't know what would have happened if we had taken another road: the circumstances of the situation would have been different. We don't even know whether we made the wrong choice given the information we had at the time. But I agree that it makes a funny blog post.

Robert Dewey

Heh, good point Lydia. I've never thought about the butterfly effect when using the "hindsight is 20/20" quote.

Maybe by NOT receiving investment from Josh, they went down a better path. Then again, maybe if an investment was made, they would have went down the IPO route with a valuation in the billions.

One never knows...


can you contact me on


Josh, I guess the real questions is whether or not you even contacted the fella.

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