April 26th Press Conference with Governor Huntsman

David Bradford (former general counsel of Novell) and I have teamed up to launch FundingUtah.com, a new free service that matches Utah angel investors with Utah entrepreneurs. We will be holding a launch event and press conference, with Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. on April 26th at 1:00 pm at the Larry H. Miller Business Innovation Center (Karen Miller Conference Center). Some of the leading investors and entrepreneurs in the state will be in attendance.

Inspiration from the Founder of JetBlue

Today I had lunch with my cousin, an attorney from Salt Lake City. He told me about taking a JetBlue flight from New York last year and having the good fortune of being on the same plane with JetBlue Founder David Neeleman. Neeleman served the customers, as is his custom, and then sat next to my cousin and chatted for some time.

Paul Allen the Lesser Climbs in Google

For years I have been hearing about the "real Paul Allen." I was dubbed Paul Allen the Lesser by some of Utah's VCs to keep me straight from the Microsoft/Vulcan Ventures Paul Allen.

But my blogging is paying off. I now rank #3 in Google for the query "Paul Allen." Last year I was about #55, but I guess a lot of people are linking to my blog these days.