There's a reason my blogging has been relatively sparse of late - I've been working on a new startup, and I'm pleased to announce that it's taking shape quite nicely. Mashery, Inc. was incorporated on May 15. What's a Mashery? Well, it's a place where mashups are made. Wine is made in a winery; baked goods in a bakery...you get the picture...
Our Mashery will be a resource for developers, API providers and mashup users. Over the next six months, we will release a range of services that will make it easier to develop, deploy and use mashups and other "user generated services".
We have already closed on our first round of venture investment, led by First Round Capital. Rafer and I developed the original concept and realized that First Round would be the ideal seed investors, and we were absolutely correct. Josh Kopelman and Chris Fralic have been very supportive - it's truly amazing how quickly First Round could move from hearing our pitch to decision to documents to funding. And we're thrilled that Josh has offered to join me and Rafer on the Mashery board as chairman. First Round has been joined in their investment by several other first-rate investors, including Jeff Clavier and Dave McClure.
So forgive me if posting is a bit light. We have an aggressive development roadmap and launch schedule, and there is a lot to be done. Though I'm pretty pleased with what we've accomplished during the first few weeks - we have office space (thanks to our friends at BuzzLogic and Looksmart), our legal house in order (thanks to our friends at Ropes & Gray), and a cool logo (thanks, Dom!). Most of the startup team is in place. So check back with me over the next few weeks, and I'll keep you posted on our progress. Pretty soon, things will begin to appear at www.mashery.com, including (of course) a corporate blog.
OK, back to work.