Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hottest Startup in Boulder seeking experienced developer

What do a meteorologist, secret agent, speech writer and pro cyclist have in common? They all work for madKast!

madKast is hiring a rockstar .net / javascript developer (no musical experience required) to work with our existing super-human developers. The ideal person would have several years of experience with a Microsoft stack environment (Asp. net with C#, web services, and SQL Server 2005) and several years with object oriented Javascript. Experience with blog widgets is a huge plus!

We are a funded start-up company that is looking for someone who enjoys being part of a small team, is a self starter, and can help us bring madKast to the next level. Of course, a competitive salary and stock options are included along with the more than occasional, celebratory free food and drink.

Our new offices are in downtown Boulder (Walnut and 14th) in what used to be the Pulse gym. We're pretty sure we are the only office with 2 hot tubs, a dodge ball court, locker rooms, and 20 other former TechStars in all of Colorado.

If you think you'd be a good fit, please send your resume to jobs [at] madkast.com along with a list your top three favorite blogs.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Successful TechStars Investor Day

Last week was the much anticipated TechStars Investor day. Don Dodge had a great post about what each of the TechStars teams presented. Tom Higley was also there, and he, too, has a nice post with less details on the companies, but more commentary on how the day went. Also notice that both of them have the madKast share icon installed!

David Cohen, Brad Feld, Jared Polis, and David Brown did a fantastic job convincing active angels, institutional investors, and prominent journalists to spend their day listening to our pitches. In the end, the day went quite well for most of the teams.

We're happy to report that we've already received commitments for the $300k that we are raising; we have also lined up several more meetings with angel and institutional investors who understand the space that we are in and who may be able to provide a lot of expertise and value to madKast. We'll write more about who the investors are as soon as we close the investment round.

Thanks for keeping up with madKast!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Thank You For Using MadKast!
We're Now on Hundreds of Sites

Thanks to some great exposure on TechCrunch as well as Feld.com, we're happy to report that madKast has now been installed on hundreds of sites! We'd like to thank the many bloggers, big and small, who've decided to put madKast on their site to increase readers' interest and exposure to their content by allowing anyone to extremely easily share any post they write.

Pictured above: the madKast team; from (L) to (R) -- Tony Restuccia (CTO), Johann Moonesinghe (co-CEO), Doug Ludlow (co-CEO), Josh Larson (Director of Communications).

In particular, I'd like to thank the bloggers who have specifically mentioned madKast on their sites and who have told their readers to try it out; there are too many of you to individually mention, but thank you! (There have been nearly 100 blog posts across the web mentioning madKast over the past few weeks.)

In addition, I'd also like to give a special mention to Patrick Cameron and his blog, Carrie Scott and her site, and to Mark Horowitz and his site, TCFIL. Thanks, also, to the people who saw us at yesterday's Boulder New Tech Meetup and decided to add madKast to their sites!

One final thanks is in order, and that is to all of the people who've sent us their feedback regarding the entire madKast user experience to feedback AT madkast DOT com! We are constantly trying to improve our product and your feedback -- positive and negative -- helps us to do this.

As a final note, I should let you know that we are in the process of developing a detailed analytics package so that all of the blog publishers who have madKast on their sites can track who's shared what with whom and through which methods, as well as what other blogs their readers are visiting. We hope to roll this out in the next few weeks.

Friday, August 3, 2007

MadKast Has Officially Launched!!!
TechCrunch Gives Us An Awesome Review

Today marks the day that madKast has officially launched! It's been quite a journey getting here from Zemble to Boulder, CO with TechStars and the development of madKast, but we think it's been well worth it.

As of late Friday afternoon, we are up and working smoothly on approximately 125 blogs!

Even more exciting, TechCrunch, the second most-visited blog in the world, and the 636th most visited site on the internet, wrote a very positive review on madKast.

In addition, Brad Feld, one of the nation's most influential VC investors also wrote a glowing review of us on Feld.com.

As always, our number one priority is making madKast the single best sharing tool out there, and statisfying the needs and demands of all of our users. Please continue to send any and all feedback -- whether positive or negative -- to feedback AT madkast dot com, and please continue to spread the word about madKast!