Last night, GroupMe announced their acquisition by Skype, a great outcome for Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci, and for their investors, First Round Capital included. It was announced a few days after their first anniverary party. I"ve had a great time working with Jared and Steve – their enthusiasm and work ethic are first rate. I've also had a great time using the product, which has made keeping in touch with my family and friends much easier. I'd write more, but my colleague, Charlie O'Donnell (@CEONYC), who brought this deal in, has said it very well here. And our coinvestor, David Tisch (@DaveTisch) shows that the focus on investing in people works.
All the best to @jared and @Smart as they build Skype's NYC Social Media presence.