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Boulder: VOTE NO on Props 300 and 301!

I seldom feel compelled to weigh in on politics, whether local or national, but there are two terrible pieces of public policy up for vote in Boulder next month in November that I must urge my fellow Boulderites to vote against. Props 300 and 301 are “wolves in sheeps’ clothing” initiatives that sound innocuous (and…

Excite: Are You Experienced?

I attended at fantastic event in Palo Alto a few weeks ago: Excite’s reunion, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of Excite.com. (Fun inverse exponential tidbit: at launch, Excite’s index contained a whopping 1.5 million pages.) It was great to reconnect with the incredible set of folks I was fortunate to be on a…

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…