Wed, Feb 07|
Josh Abramson | Founder of CollegeHumor and Vimeo (NASDAQ:VMEO)
Dive into the entrepreneurial journey of Josh Abramson, co-founder of CollegeHumor, Vimeo, TeePublic, and more. From building comedy websites to ventures like BarkBox and FirstMark Capital, explore the success story of a seasoned entrepreneur.
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
About The Event
Join our host Alejandro and the Techstars alumni tech founder community at this Web Series conversation with our special guest Josh Abramson.
Josh Abramson is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of the comedy website CollegeHumor, Vimeo, TeePublic, The Loyalist, and Parcelle Wine.
He was one of the principal owners and founders of Connected Ventures, whose properties also included Vimeo and BustedTees, and the co-founder, owner, and CEO of the crowdsourced T-shirt design company TeePublic.
Abramson and Ricky Van Veen co-founded CollegeHumor in 1999 when they were both freshmen in college. By 2005 the site was receiving 6-8 million unique visitors each month and was generating over 5 million dollars per year in advertising and T-shirt sales. In 2006 Abramson and company sold 51% of Connected Ventures, CollegeHumor's parent company, whose properties include CollegeHumor, Vimeo and BustedTees, to Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp for a reported $20 million.
Abramson has also invested in several early-stage tech companies, including BarkBox, a subscription e-commerce and content company for dog-lovers, AmberJack, a booking platform for fishing trips, ManagedByQ, an office management platform, and Shinesty, a retro clothing company, among others.
In 2013 Abramson joined venture capital firm FirstMark Capital, the New York-based firm behind major companies like Pinterest and Shopify, in a venture partner role.