Running Wild

Posted on September 24, 2013. Filed under: startups, venture capital, wildcard |

We’re growing at Wildcard. Semil wrote a nice Techcrunch post on mobile cards over the weekend that kindly mentioned Wildcard as a thought leader in this realm. The article mentioned my name specifically, which was cool, but my knee jerk was that there are names at this Company that don’t get mentioned nearly enough. I thought I’d take a minute to introduce you to the special group of people that have come together around our mission of replacing the internet in your phone.

Doug Petkanics: Cofounder and VP Engineering. Previous: UPenn Engineering, Y-Combinator, Frogmetrics, Hyperpublic, Groupon

Eric Tang: Cofounder and CTO. Previous: Carnegie Mellon Engineering, NextJump, Clickable, Hyperpublic, Groupon

Erik Nygren: Senior Engineer. Previous: Stanford Engineering, cofounder/CTO Atma Tech (Acq by Skimlinks ), Skimlinks

Chris Muir: Ops. Previous: Williams College, Goldman Sachs, Hyperpublic, Groupon

Khoi Vinh: Interim Design Lead and Advisor. Previous: Design Director New York Times, Cofounder Mixel (acq Etsy), Etsy

Tom Pinckney: Advisor. Previous: MIT Engineering, Site Advisor, mcafee, Hunch, Ebay

Abhishek Gupta: Advisor. Previous: Georgia Tech, Lead Designer at Lumosity

Joel Cutler: Board Member. General Catalyst: Investor in AirBnB, Kayak (cofounder), Warby Parker, Groupme

Ken Lerer: Godfather. Lerer Ventures, Huffington Post, Betaworks, Hyperpublic board member

Dean Cooney: Product Intern. Previous: U Chicago Engineering, KitchenSurfing, General Assembly

Jared Hecht: Investor. Previous: Tumblr, Founder of Groupme (acq: Skype), Skype

Steve Martocci: Investor. Previous: Gilt, Founder of Groupme (acq: Skype), Skype

SV Angel: Investor in Twitter, Pinterest, Google. Previous backer of Hyperpublic

Jordy Levy: Softbank. Investor in OMGPOP, Buddy Media, Hyperpublic board member

David Tisch: Investor in Vine, Fab, Groupme

You???: email jordan.cooper@gmail.com when you are ready to sit side by side with these people. It’s a pretty special group.

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    I’m a NYC based investor and entrepreneur. I think there is one metric that can be used to measure the value of a human life and that’s impact. How did you change things? How many people did you touch? How different is the world because you lived in it and how positive was the change that you affected? (p.s. i don’t use spell check…deal with it) You can email me at Jordan.Cooper@gmail.com

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