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Decappuccino – Crowdsourcing a Comic

Decappuccino Version 1, by Andrew Thomas. Decappuccino Version 2, by Mustafa Kandaz.   Last month, in the weeks before Christmas, my son Quinn coined a term for a new kind of espresso drink while I was making my morning brew – the decappuccino. We chuckled about it, and imagined what the (potentially deadly) effects might…

Internet History Podcast (Excite)

Last month I did an interview for the Internet History Podcast, where I tell the story of my experiences as a co-founder of Excite.com, starting way back in 1993, ancient history in internet time. There’s a ton of great interviews on this site, so if you’re interested in history of the internet, I highly recommend…

Worst of Times Lyrics

My partners and I released our second Foundry Group music video earlier this week.  My partner Jason wrote the music and directed the video, and he I and spent an afternoon poolside at a Holiday Inn Express (that’s how we roll) in North County San Diego (relaxing prior to dinner at the amazing Stone Brewing…

Coming Soon…

Just over two years ago, my partners and I released a somewhat preposterous music video.  We had so much fun with that, so we decided to do it again.  We’re not quite done with the final editing, so the full video is not quite ready, but we thought we’d put out a trailer / teaser….

Startup Iceland Panel Discussion

My Foundry Group partner Jason Mendelson and I attended second annual Startup Iceland conference in June, expertly run by Bala Kamallakharan.  We had a great time meeting members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Reykjavik and touring the other-wordly countryside.  Jason and I even got to meet the President of Iceland, who spoke at the opening…

Ctrl+Alt+Compete Documentary

Last year while I was at SXSW, I stopped in to do an interview for a documentary film project called Ctrl+Alt+Compete, produced by Ten100 in partnership with Microsoft Corporation. Some background info and a clip of my interview has been posted on the Ctrl+Alt+Compete website. There’s some great interviews up on the site, which I…

Boulder Tech Stars Application Season Underway

As many of you know, I’m a mentor and an investor in TechStars.  It’s application season for TechStars Boulder right now, and Managing Director Nicole Glaros has planned some fun stuff coming up to make it easy to get your questions answered and to apply. Founder Dating, Feb 9th at 5:30pm.  If you want to start your own…

American Censorship Day: Stop Protect-IP and SOPA

Congress is trying to break the internet. While I mean for the above sentence to be provocative, I’m not really indulging in hyperbole. Please join me and my partners at Foundry Group in participating in American Censorship day tomorrow, Wednesday 11/16/11. There are two disturbing and potentially quite damaging bills making their way through Congress:…

Protect Your Domain

We had a (thankfully brief) scare in our portfolio last week: one of our companies temporarily lost control of its domain. An overseas third-party “bad actor” was able to convince the company’s domain name registrar to transfer control of the company’s domain without the company’s knowledge. Fortunately, our company was able to regain control of…