More than six years ago I joined Twitter as a user of the service.
I was immediately taken by it’s simplicity, power and how it connected us all. And it had this rare combination of being fun and important at the same time.
I was so taken with the product that I asked my friends for an introduction to the founders. The first Twitter cofounder I met was Biz. We hit it off and shortly after that I met Ev and Jack. Those founders just blew me away. Our firm led the second round and I served on their board for the next 3 years.
The founders are all still involved in Twitter in a variety of capacities. But they are also working on new things as well. Jack started Square. Ev started Medium.
And Biz started Jelly.
When Biz told me about Jelly I was inspired. The vision is powerful and important. The company & product is in so many ways a reflection of the values that Biz holds dear. I love that.
The team at Jelly is equally awesome. Ben is driving engineering along with Austin. And my friend Kevin leads the business side.
So today I’m delighted to announce that we led Jelly’s first round of capital and I’ve joined heir board of directors. Biz has the full write up about our investment along with an amazing group of individual investors — Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Al Gore, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Jason Goldman, Bono, Greg Yaintanes and Roya Mahboob.
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with such a talented team again. And I can’t wait for you all to see what they are building