Sunday, July 8, 2012

Disqus - My New Gig

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I'm really excited that next week I'll be working for Disqus, the leading commenting platform on the web. My role will be Head of Publisher Development, based in NYC where the publisher-facing team is based.

About 6 months ago, Tynt, the company I've spent the last 2.5 years with, was acquired by 33Across. We built a great network of publishers at Tynt. And that network continues to grow under 33Across. I'm excited for the 33Across team because I think they are at the intersection of two compelling trends: social media and online advertising. I look forward to tracking their continued success.

The acquisition brought with it a lot of inbound interest from other start-ups wondering if I was available. But it wasn't until the last few weeks that I started to consider the many interesting opportunities out there.

I talked with some great early-stage companies that I think are on to some great ideas. But the team, the traction, the latest release, and strategy at Disqus really impressed me. And it helped that I was already an active user and have known some of the guys there for a few years.

Thank you Ro and Daniel for reaching out and giving me this opportunity. I can't wait to get started! Speaking of thanks...

Fred Wilson had a great blog post earlier today that compelled me to thank him for his support...and clue a few of that community's members into this news.
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Richard Caccappolo said...

Congratulations, Jim - both to you and to Disqus - a great match, I'm sure. Best of luck and keep in touch.

Mark Essel said...

Gratz Jim! The Disqus team just got even cooler :)

Why not run Disqus here?