Show : What it Takes to be an Internet Entrepreneur
Guest : Mark Fletcher, Founder of StartUpping.com
Aired : Saturday May 26, 2007
With the barriers of entrepreneurship being driven down by the web and other technologies, now is a great time to explore business opportunities. Many of these opportunities can be fully realized over the web, paving he way for a growing number of Internet entrepreneurs. But what does it take to be a successful Internet entrepreneur, separating yourself from the masses? Serial Internet entrepreneur Mark Fletcher, founder of BlogLines, ONE List and StartUpping.com, gives us a an understanding of what it takes to be a successful Internet entrepreneur.
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Mark Fletcher is a successful serial entrepreneur, software developer and investor, with over 20 years experience in software development and high tech. Mark's career in high tech begin in the early 1980s. Mark has been on the Internet since the late 1980s and is an expert on email systems and scalable Internet services.
In 2007, Mark started Startupping, a one-of-a-kind community resource created for Internet entrepreneurs by Internet entrepreneurs. It is a place to share information, ask questions, and tap into the experience of others who have built and are building web businesses. In addition to running Startupping, Mark is currently an early stage angel investor.
In 2003, Fletcher founded Bloglines, a free web-based news aggregation service. Bloglines was named one of Time Magazine's Top 50 Web Sites for 2004, and was named the Best Blog/Feed Search Engine by the Search Engine Watch Awards in 2005. In February, 2005, Bloglines was acquired by Ask Jeeves, where Mark served as VP & General Manager of Bloglines until May, 2006.
In 1997, Fletcher founded and was CEO of ONElist/eGroups, an email community service which grew, over 24 months, to 17 million members and 800,000 unique email groups being acquired by Yahoo! in 2000. Fletcher holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. His popular blog can be found at www.wingedpig.com.
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