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Tony Conrad
Works at about.me
Attended Indiana University
Lives in San Francisco
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Venture Capital/ Entrepreneur
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  • about.me
    Founder, 2010 - present
  • True Ventures
    Venture Capital, 2005 - present
  • Sphere
    Founder, 2004 - 2008
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San Francisco
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- Paris, Djakarta, New York, Indiana, Chicago, San Francisco
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Co-Founder about.me/ Sphere, True Ventures
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I grew up in a small Indiana farming community. Since, l've lived in Chicago, New York, New Delhi, Paris, Jakarta & San Francisco.  I'm into my family, entrepreneurship, travel, languages, art, architecture, scuba, running, biking & swimming (KONA Rohto Ironman). Most importantly, I've got serious parking karma to offset the fact I'm a Cubs fan.

In addition to about.me, I'm a member of the True Ventures founding team. I serve on the Board of Automattic (WordPress)appssavvyTypekitGDGT,KISSmetrics, FREEjit, 20x200WeGameStockTwitsRescueTime and led True's investments in MilkSmartererPlancast & MakerBot. I serve as a Special Advisor to Aol Ventures, Web 2.0 Summit and Board Member at non-profit Grist &Opportunity Impact.

Prior, I founded Sphere (acquired by Aol), served on the Board of oddpost (YHOO) and played an active role managing investments in Stonyfield Farms (GPDN), Danger (MSFT) & Post Communications (NTVS).

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love the new share buttons on aboutdotme pages - awesome to see this live in the wild!
I'm a start-up junkie, love the community of founders and coders I've been fortunate to work with in the past decade. In addition to starting a few companies (a
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I was thinking more an email client that you can compete against Outlook with, that has the functionality of xobni or Rapportive (the ability to show the profiles of email senders and add all this information to a database that syncs with Gmail and Yahoo).

Outlook tried and failed to do social email when they partnered with LinkedIn with a clunky extension 2 years ago. xobni and Rapportive are doing quite well as add-on software. 

My company has an email division that has created a smart email client that can do this: +EmailTray Email Client for PC / Android Email App. It's just an idea for you. You're probably looking at a number of strategies to make about.me get more traction.

By controlling the email client a person uses on their PC and smartphone, a social network can analyze the sender email addresses in a person's everyday email and alert an email user with "This sender has an About.me profile" or "This sender does not seem to have an About.me profile. Would you like to send them a link to yours with an invitation to join themselves?"

My company's main business is the Web CEO software but we'd like to find a strategic partner for that email client which works very well and has 4 programmers assigned to it.
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Chris - here's a map of Copenhagen with recommendations.
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Hi Tony, The link doesn't really point at Copenhagen, its more like Germany. Use this instead https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=206104784148766435263.0004e2e7cab4db7c88a36&msa=0&ll=55.65551,12.567673&spn=0.236304,0.486832
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#ifihadglass I'd reach out with my son and touch the stars.
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Hi Tony, thanks for applying! We’d like to invite you to join our #glassexplorers program. We’ll be sending you a private message with more details in the coming weeks -- keep an eye on our stream at Project Glass.
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i'm biased but i love discovering new free services on @catchfree
Free apps that provide radio stations that will stream music over the Internet.
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I haven't yet gotten into Internet radio but I intend to. YouTube and one or two similar sites have been providing me with music so far.
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