Tony Conrad

  • 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 shifting… Read More

  • Tony Conrad on True Ventures Investment Method

    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)

    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 growing trend as serial… Read More