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BuzzPal and BuzzPal Blog Update

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, domain names, other people's blogs, startups, venture capital with tags , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by chrisco

Things might be quiet around here for a little while, as we’re pretty busy with BuzzPal and other projects, plus doing some consulting for select pre-funded, seed/angel-funded, and VC-funded founders and web startups. What kinds of consulting and advising? Everything that you see listed in the “Specialties” section of my LinkedIn profile.

If you’re raising outside investment (angel or VC) and you’re thinking of contacting me, it might be good to do it before the cows leave the barn (i.e., before you get too far down the road, and certainly before you negotiate or sign any investment-related documents). Why? See the “Bootstrap or Die” case study for one example.

My background, in a nutshell:

  • Debt and equity venture finance, from the late ’90s Internet bubble, through its crash, restructurings, and recovery.
  • Specialist in subscription-based business models (often with advertising and ancillary product/service components).
  • Been through an IPO and sold stock for a decent profit.
  • Been invited to participate in, and cover, various startup and Web 2.0 events around Europe.
  • Founder and seed investor in two seed-stage projects.
  • Assembled an international distributed team of professionals.
  • Growing that team: Currently looking for an expert web app interface designer and front-end developer for layout, typography, color, HTML, CSS, Javascript, internationalization, speed/performance best practices, working with A/B testing, multivariate testing, and more. Ideally 1-2 people covering that and working with us, our prototypes, and developers to create great user experiences and value.
  • Started a new blog — Bootstrappy.com — in February 2010. It’s first post made CenterNetworks’ “Weekend Entrepreneurial Reading” list and got over 2000 views in its first week.
  • See my LinkedIn profile and personal blog, pics, and personal Twitter account for more. See here for the TMI version.
  • Get in touch here.
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Pictures: Copenhagen, Reboot 10 & Flash Party

Posted in domain names, events, pics, startups, venture capital on June 29, 2008 by chrisco

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Here are BuzzPal’s Copenhagen- and Reboot 10-related pics. Reboot was a great event: great people, great experience, great sharing, great party! Oh, and Free Beer*, too!

Speaking of parties, here’s a really short video clip of the Flash Party that developed outside of Vega on Friday night.

What’s up next on the scene for me and BuzzPal? Hopefully, down to Portugal in October to see the awesome Portuguese crew at Shift. Check it out and get in touch with them for more info. I believe Pedro Custódio is the main contact. Follow him at twitter.com/pedrocustodio. From him, you can get in touch with all the others.

Awesome meeting everyone we could at Reboot. Looking forward to staying in touch and seeing you soon.

Update: All videos of Reboot10. For example: Anne Okkels Birk: Free? What may we learn from prisons?

Cheers!

PS: Larger sizes of a couple of the black-and-white pics plus a few of the other cool pics (if you liked the abstract effects) up at buzzpal.com/reboot10.  Update: Fast forward one year to Reboot 11 Pics, Videos, and Links.

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Domain Name Licensing Opportunity

Posted in domain names on April 11, 2008 by chrisco

More of a domaining post than a BuzzPal one, but anyway, since BuzzPal’s founder owns hundreds of domain names, might as well:

Last night I got an email from my GoDaddy account executive. She was asking for “domains in the following verticals that you would consider leasing? loan, debt settlement and debt relief verticals. I think they would prefer .com.”

So I wondered why these names, why now.

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