De-Musking Complete

Thursday, I sold my Telsa Model S. I bought it ten years ago, in the summer of 2013. I loved it for many years. It was cool, innovative, and fast. The service, at first, was awesome — white glove — was a big jump for me after having a Honda Civic for many years. But, […]

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Seeking Tech Seed Investor

At Colopy Ventures, we currently focus on two things — spreading the good word about tech startups with GrepBeat and investing in early growth stage software companies with Jurassic Capital. In 2023, we hope to expand our investing efforts by launching a pre-seed/seed fund to focus on the earliest-stage tech startups around the Triangle. It […]

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NCSSM Entrepreneurship Gift

Yesterday, Karalyn and I announced that we are giving $1.5 million to build a technology entrepreneurship program at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM). Here is some news coverage that provides more detail about the gift: NCSSM: Entrepreneur donates $1.5 million to launch tech entrepreneurship program Triangle INNO: Entrepreneur donates $1.5M for new […]

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Featured on Founder Shares

The other week, I was interviewed by Trevor Schmidt for his podcast Founder Shares. Trevor is an attorney for Hutchison, a boutique entrepreneur-focused law firm based in the Raleigh-Durham area. This episode features the Bronto story, especially around its founding and acquisition. Also, it covers some new topics around Jurassic and GrepBeat, too. Give it […]

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Featured on Web Masters

Recently, I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Aaron Dinin for his podcast, “Web Masters”. Aaron teaches Entrepreneurship at Duke University after spending many years as an English doctoral student and software entrepreneur. Now, he can tack podcaster onto his resume. I first met Aaron back in 2014 when he was deep in the […]

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Building a RetroPie

Early in the summer, my son and I started experimenting with a Raspberry Pi. Among other projects, I coded up JoeBotBot as my alter ego Twitter bot and, every day, automagically spout out morning motivations and grant a “Certificate of Awesomeness”. Ariana Grande won on Wednesday. Congratulations, Ariana. Please add this award to your LinkedIn […]

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Featured on Wisdom.MBA

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking with e-commerce guru Gavin Jocius of Wisdom.MBA and River Wise Ventures. We discuss Bronto, GrepBeat, Jurassic, and everything in between. We also geek out on the future of marketing tech. I have known Gavin since 2006 when he was with Duke University, an early Bronto customer. In fact, […]

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