Thanks for visiting NewOfferings! I’m also a co-founder at The App Company (http://www.theappcompany.com) and have been working on the internet in various ventures since 1996 when I founded the ParenthoodWeb. I started that site with my wife Debi as a way to learn a little about the web and to help us find the secret answers to our parenthood questions when our son was about one. Partly through hard work, and mostly because of timing it became one of the largest sites of its kind, so I quit my day job as an investment banker on Wall Street and devoted all of my time to the site. We were soon approached by a large British conglomerate and agreed to sell ParenthoodWeb.
My next stop on the internet train was Daytracker.com, a collaboration with New York friend Michael Barlow. Daytracker.com was one of the first online calendar-planners. Unfortunately, we never had a chance to publicly launch Daytracker. Why? Online calendars were a hot commodity in 1999 and everyone wanted one. We had a few offers and ended up choosing to sell the site to planner giant FranklinCovey and it was re-branded by the good folks in Salt Lake City as Franklinplanner.com. Michael and I also founded Regards.com which was one of the first free eCard sites.
The APP Company
The APP Company has grown into one of the most respected and sought-after App development companies. We build Apps for all popular platforms and our Apps are used by millions of users. We develop Apps for small and large organizations as well as celebrities in sports, music, science and business. Our Gameday Apps are used by many large and well-known sports organizations to enhance the fan experience and maximize revenue. Clients such as USC, Cal Berkeley, ASU, Boise State and the BNP Paribas Tennis Open all rely on our Gameday Platform. If you are interested in discussing our App services, feel free to visit us at http://www.theappcompany.com or contact me directly here.
Over the years I have had many additional experiences as a web entrepreneur, investor and consultant. Some successful, others not as successful. Rarely a day goes by where I’m not asked to look over a business idea or to give advice on some aspect of the internet. My goal with this blog is to share some of the lessons I have learned over the years and lessons I continue to learn. I also have selfish motivations. Rather than repeat myself over and over I can now just point to my blog and say — “Look there!”
I’m not really sure where this blog exercise will end up, but I’m looking forward to the journey. I hope you’ll have some patience as I familiarize myself with the format and fool around with a few ideas. I’m sure it will take a little time to find just the right “voice” for this blog, so if I’m a little bit all of the place, please have some patience.
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