Tony Conrad

  • The About.me Backstory Reimagines The Resume For A New Generation Of Users

    The About.me Backstory Reimagines The Resume For A New Generation Of Users

    About.me has always been about helping users to create a personalized profile page that shows them off in the best light. Today the company is launching a new feature, called Backstory, that will allow them to share their professional and educational background. Read More

  • About.me Raises $11M To Rival Facebook For Simple Online Identity

    About.me Raises $11M To Rival Facebook For Simple Online Identity

    About.me, the second-time around startup that lets you create a simple page about yourself online that others can use to find out a bit more about you, is today announcing another round funding, its second since getting spun out of TC’s owner AOL after AOL originally acquired the startup in 2010. The company has raised $11 million, money that it plans to invest in adding more features… Read More

  • A Year Out Of Aol, About.Me Looks To Accelerate Growth

    A Year Out Of Aol, About.Me Looks To Accelerate Growth

    About.me, the webapp that acts as a starting place for your online identity, spun out of Aol after a rumored $35 million acquisition one year ago today. For the past year, the company has focused on engagement, adding a slew of new features like Views, Compliments, Dashboard People Feed, and Collections. But today, on the one-year anniversary of the company’s buy-back, About.me is… Read More

  • Ask a VC: "Investing in Music Is a Little Like Vietnam" (TCTV)

    Ask a VC: "Investing in Music Is a Little Like Vietnam" (TCTV)

    Ask a VC was on hiatus for a few weeks, but your Friday investor-talk fix is back. Our guest this week is Tony Conrad, partner at True Ventures and founder of About.Me, which recently sold to AOL along with TechCrunch. There was a pent-up flood of questions this week, and Conrad addressed many of them. In case you want to skip around here they are in order: -Why does True Ventures invest in… Read More

  • Should Entrepreneurs Trust a VC Who Is Also Founding a Company? (TCTV)

    There’s an age-old debate in Silicon Valley over whether or not you have to have started a company before to be a great VC. While many of the best VCs in Valley history weren’t entrepreneurs, the bias is heavily on investors who know firsthand what entrepreneurs are going through. But what about VCs who are building companies at the same time they are backing them? It’s a… Read More