LAUNCH OF CONFERENZA AND /MESSAGE BLOGS... AND RANDOM UPDATES ON GOINGON AND GEARON
A couple days ago I received an email from Stowe Boyd informing people about his new blog, /Message.
Then while reading his new blog, I found out that he has stepped down from his full-time duties at Corante and one of his new things was joining Shel Israel and Gary Bolles over at Conferenza. Definitely a great addition to Conferenza's team. I don't know Stowe well, but I enjoy his writing and conversation.
I found out a couple weeks ago that Conferenza started a blog, which I thought was a great idea for their business. I like Gary Bolles and definitely indebted to him. Gary was an advisor to my failed attempt to start an early-stage venture capital fund in Asia back in 2002.
Speaking of advisors, a while back, Susan Mernit joined GoingOn Network's advisory board, and few more cool ones to announce at a later date. Congratulations to Susan on her new position at Yahoo!.
Also gearOn, the seed-stage mobile social-networking startup I'm advising, has a couple great additions to their advisory board. Tapio Anttila, a mobile industry guru, has joined. Tapio publishes the popular MEOW! (Mobile Entertainment Opportunity Watch) newsletter. Howard Rheingold has also joined, which is another testament to gearOn's product and founder & CEO, Eduardo Sciammarella. Especially since Howard, who is a well-known visionary and author (i.e. Smart Mobs ), receives several advisory board requests every week and rarely commits. I'm pretty excited for the gearOn team... and of course the GoingOn team.