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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Webcast with Bronto and Zappos, discussing employee happiness.
Bronto launches new campaign to help its customers raise money for the crisis in Haiti.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year, you might have noticed that iContact and Vertical Response do a lot of banner advertising. For most of 2009, iContact was the main one stepping with the advertising spending but in the last few months Vertical Response has stepped their ad spend considerably […]
Recently I did a video interview with David Mullens for his blog. He grabbed me after speaking on an email marketing panel at the Internet Summit in Raleigh. The interview addresses the simple question if email is still useful. Quick answer — it is but it is all about the marketing. Find out more from […]
Social marketing is hot. It is hard not to stumble upon a marketing article these days that doesn’t discuss how some aspiring business is connecting to others through Twitter or finding new niches through Facebook. It is easy to see why. Facebook has become one of the most trafficked sites, second only to Google. And, […]
Last week I was interviewed by Andrew Kordek of the blog the Scrappy Email Marketer. Great conversation with someone who really understands email marketing. Much of the interview was also about our approach toward our customers — open, transparent and truly committed to their success. It’s in our DNA and we think essential for anyone […]