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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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How smart are you?

Think you're pretty smart?  Prove it.

Tomorrow night, (a First Round Capital portfolio company) will be hosting Ken Jennings.  Ken is the guy who won 74 games in a row (and over $3 million) on Jeopardy.  But on Jeopardy Ken only had to beat two other players a night.  On Monday night, Ken will be playing against the world.

Playcafe is a recent First Round Capital investment that is creating the first online game show network. Traditional game shows such as "Deal or No Deal" and "One vs. 100" are among the most popular programs on TV (nine of the top 20 shows, 200 million viewers) but they weakly implement a game's two most important traits - interactivity and socialness.  PlayCafe is creating a platform to stream in-house and user-generated game shows that let every viewer be a contestant.

While I've previously written about the importance of admitting what you don't know, tomorrow night is all about proving what you do know.  Give a try tomorrow night, this Monday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm (PDT).   Who knows, you might beat Ken.