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AppStoreHQ Gets Personal

Sometimes it’s the obvious stuff that’s the hardest to see. The AppStoreHQ team has been hammering away on all kinds of hard technical problems on the topic of helping iPhone owners find iPhone apps. But a friend looked at the site the other day and said something that stopped me dead in my tracks. Instead continue…

Chop Wood, Carry Water

My recent conversations with several of our portfolio companies have reminded me of a Zen maxim that goes something like this… Before Enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After Enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. At Founders Co-op we focus on ideas that come out of the gate fast – they typically ship product, engage customers and continue…

BigDoor Media, Lessons Learned and Second Acts

Keith Smith just announced the public launch of his new company, BigDoor Media. The thesis behind BigDoor was formulated and refined by Keith and co-founder Jeff Malek in their Icarus-like journey at their previous company Zango (a.k.a. 180Solutions). As Keith acknowledges in his launch blog post, Zango was built around a powerful insight about online continue…