Beyond Demo Day: An Update on TechStars Alumni

Joe Aigboboh of J-Squared

Joe Aigboboh is also from TechStars Boulder’s Summer 2007 program. He is co-founder of J-Squared Media, which builds games and applications that can be used across social networks such as Facebook. He and co-founder Jesse Tevelow decided to bootstrap the company, or start it with a small amount of raised funds. Their first Facebook app, Sticky Notes, reached 10 million users within a few months, bringing ad revenue with it. 
 
 
“By the time TechStars ended, we had funding offers from VCs as well as several acquisition offers,” Aigboboh and Tevelow recall in Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup, by David Cohen and Brad Feld. “While most companies were seeking funding, we felt our early success had put us in a position to bootstrap the company.”

Joe Aigboboh is also from TechStars Boulder’s Summer 2007 program. He is co-founder of J-Squared…