In 2007, TechStars funded Intense Debate, which set out to make blog comments universally accessible and useful. After TechStars, Tom Keller joined as CEO, and the company was acquired by Automattic (WordPress) about a year later. If you want to see it in action, comment here or click that last link to see it powering the comments on TechCrunch.
Today, Tom is leading our effort to help bring the TechStars model to other parts of the world. Here’s a recent interview with Tom looking back on Intense Debate. He quickly covers the evolution of the company, fundraising, and the exit in just eleven minutes.