About

Yo, this is the Swooshing blog. Travis Kalanick runs the show here, and posts every once in awhile about ideas, startups, government corruption and whatever’s on his mind.

Travis Kalanick is a successful entrepreneur in the areas of consumer Internet, p2p, and enterprise content delivery. His most recent company, Red Swoosh, was sold to Akamai Technologies in 2007. Prior companies include Scour, the world’s first p2p search engine where Kalanick also attained the dubious distinction of having been sued for $250 billion. Today, Kalanick invests in and advises kick-ass startups founded by truly awesome entrepreneurs.

Just a few of the amazing companies and leaders Kalanick has invested in include: CrowdFlower, DeviantArt, Expensify, Formspring, Kareo, Blippy, Unvarnished, and UberCab (incubated). Travis Kalanick is also the sole proprietor and chief host of the JamPad, a place for top entrepreneurs and tech thought leaders to collaborate in jam sashes on company creation, company building, and various technology topics. You can connect with Travis on Twitter, read his blog, or ask him anything on Formspring.

Here is the full list of companies he’s invested in to date:
- DeviantArt
- Kareo.com
- CrowdFlower
- Formspring
- Blippy
- Expensify
- Sociable
- Flowtown
- LiveFyre
- Unvarnished
- UberCab
- StyleSeat

You can email travis at: travisk@gmail.com
Twitter page: http://twitter.com/konatbone

18 responses to “About

  1. Just discovered your blog – I’m an entrepreneur with a start-up — just launched Pink Junction, a lifestyle social network for women to share tips, advice and recipes — after 9 months to design and build it…its finally launching and getting alot of users! Hurray! Would love to meet up with other entrepreneurs and will continue to read your blog. Keep me posted on cool events – Best,
    Natasha

  2. Good read, keep it up.

    Jessy

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    Meredith McLeod-Cobb

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