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ReTel Technologies was one of the teams featured in The Founders video series from the summer of 2009. In that series, you can see Scott sleeping like a burrito and going all around the world to work with early customers.

When I first met Scott, Adam, and George in the O’Hare airport for an interview, I vividly remember being completely surprised and impressed by their approach to their business. It was a really practical and unique approach to a very specific problem that provided clear value. These guys were on top of the numbers that would drive their business, already had one early customer helping them test their solution, and had a very clear vision of where they were heading. In short, I knew I was talking to 3 dudes who “got it.”

We were pleased to see that TechCrunch had news of their $1M in funding from SoftTech VC, Hyde Park Angels, FF Angel, Maples Investments, eonBusiness and Zelkova Ventures, and other angels this week.

On December 9th, ReTel will compete with 6 other finalists in the Amazon AWS Startup Challenge – wish them luck with this, and as they continue down the long path of building a great company together. Congrats guys!

David Cohen
(@davidcohen) Founder & Managing Partner of Techstars, previously founder of several technology companies. David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at DavidGCohen.com