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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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Monthly Archives for 2010

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Bunch of stuff today...

  • Congrats to Garrett, Justin, Geoff, David and the rest of the StumbleUpon team on their sale to eBay.  (A bottle of Dom is on it's way).  I've thoroughly enjoyed my association and involvement with the company - and look forward to seeing how eBay harnesses the power of StumbleUpon's discovery engine.  They guys blog about the sale here, Michael Arrington and Om Malik share their thoughts here and here.  I'd like to thank fellow StumbleUpon board member Ariel Poler, Brad O'Neill, and Ted Wang for their hands-on involvement - the company could not have had better advisors...
  • Congratulations to my friend Jeff Jordan on his new role at OpenTable.  This is a big win for OpenTable.  In addition to being a great guy, Jeff is one of the smartest, execution-focused executives I know.  I reported to Jeff for two years after eBay purchased -- and I learned an unbelievable amount from him.  While I was a big fan (and user) of OpenTable before, I'm an even bigger fan now.  Congrats to both Jeff and OpenTable!
  • I really enjoyed Mashery CEO, Oren Michels, blog post on Sixth Sense Companies describing companies that "are already dead, but they just don't know it yet."  I thought it was dead on.