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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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I'm getting ready to head out to DEMOfall next week. I've had a long and wonderful experience with the DEMO conferences -- having founded or funded over 20 companies that have launched there.  It looks like Chris Shipley has identified a bunch of interesting companies this year as well - including First Round Capital portfolio company, (While the DEMO conference doesn't pre-announce the Demonstrator companies, the companies are free to announce their selection.  So far I've counted over 30 press releases from launching companies - check them out here).

If you're going to be at DEMOfall, drop me a note!

Companies launching at Demofall


Laurence Hayward


I have a company in the mobile advertising sector that is presenting at DEMO. Given your portfolio, I think this one would interest you a lot.


Drew Olanoff

Hey Josh,

I'll be at DemoFall next week with Pluggd ( We would love to talk to you about some of what we're going to show and what pluggd is. Please drop me a line, would love to meet you in sunny San Diego!


Rodger Visitacion

Hi Josh,

I've been a big fan of your blog and your no-nonsense approach to business.

I'm not attending DemoFall, but I am based in San Diego and would love to meet you.

My new startup iLetYou ( is taking Beta invitation requests right now. I've posted a new piece about the state of online (and offline) rental on my blog ( that relates to iLetYou and our goal to change the way you rent.

I understand you'll be busy with the conference, but if you'd like to meet up, I'd welcome the chance.



Daryn Nakhuda

Hi Josh,

I'll be at DEMO launching . (That link will be a lot more useful after monday! :))

Would love to get together, daryn_at_mypw_dot_com


Jason Domangue

Hi Josh,

We'll launch our company at DEMO as well. Check out our website - for more info.

Hopefully we'll run into each other in San Diego.


Yadong Liu

Hi Josh,

We have a software that we think are better than some of the similar products debuted at DemoFall. We just started looking for seed money. I am wondering what's the best way for us to reach you. Thx.


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