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We Want Answers: Josh Kopelman on Technology’s Next Wave of Disruption

For much of the past 15 years, venture capitalist Josh Kopelman has lived his life in 15-minute increments, dashing from one phone call or meeting […]


All Companies Should Copy This Josh Kopelman Hiring Tactic

Tech and VC firms that release diversity reports then go ghost on “next steps” are only dragging their feet on the issue. And despite those […]


Josh Kopelman on Being a VC: Luck Plays a Big Role

Monday night, Philadelphia’s entrepreneurship community got treated to a refreshingly honest discussion as part of Philly Tech Week 2017 about the emotional and hopeful journey […]


New Way to Pitch a Startup Investor: In a Chat Room

For many entrepreneurs, the first introduction to an investor can prove valuable in the long run — and they’re typically thrilled to pitch investors in any forum: A conference […]


First Round Capital Makes Largest Investment Ever

First Round Capital has made its largest venture capital investment yet — a $4 million investment in Clover Health. First Round Partner Josh Kopelman wrote in […]


Hey Philly, Stop Your Silicon Valley Penis Envy

Marvin Weinberger, who faces a funding shortfall at his Philly co-working space Venturef0rth, blasted the local tech community last week. He said he’s “continuing to lose […]

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Make a Shark Tank-style Pitch in an Uber on Friday

Getting 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to pitch an idea to a venture capitalist has quite a bit of value. So does a free Uber […]


Philadelphia Venture Capital Status? Perfectly Mediocre

Last November, Mayor Nutter announced a batch of grants for local entrepreneurs, funded through StartUp PHL—the joint venture between the Commerce Department, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and […]

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Campus Apts ISO Another First Round Capital for University City

Last year, Campus Apartments lured Josh Kopelman and his First Round Capital from Conshohocken to a rehabilitated warehouse in University City. This year they are […]