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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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Bill Gates demos Xobni

Bill Gates gave a demo of Xobni (a First Round Capital portfolio company) yesterday at the Microsoft Office Developers Conference, calling it "very very cool" and "the next generation in social networking".  Video below.

Stay tuned next week, when Steve Jobs gives a demo of



Congratulations! Does FRC need someone to sweep floors, or get your coffee, or anything? :)


Funny, when Google Gmail did a private (invite-only) beta launch with the first ever 1 gig of 'free' (they learn from you) space sparked a referral popularity contest, where people actually sold the referrals on I'm just wondering why BiG thinks this is so novel, because I didn't hear anything new in the video. No offense intended, but relationship-schmalationship-technology, LinkedIn has a tool bar to show you what degree of network proximity each professional sender is to you, gmail offers categorizing, with complex filters and labels, and Facebook has internally and externally developed toolbars for everything. Perhaps I needed to see more in the video, or actually experience it myself. My conclusion: I will not jump through the hoops to download this beta, because there is not enough of a draw.

Maureen Quinlan

Congrats for you and your team! Glad I found your blog!
Maureen Quinlan

Bhaskar Samuel

I tried GetMail downloadable from . I am impressed. Qiuckly converges on the email I look for.

Bhaskar Samuel

I have not gone for native searching of Outlook emails ever since I started using GetMail of GetMail has fetched them for me with just a few character input. It is interactive and responds to each character input.

Bhaskar Samuel

I have been playing with GetMail for Outlook email searching from for a month now. It has been searching my emails much faster than I thought. The seach experience has been exhilarating.

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