Posts Tagged ‘Matt Watson’

Stackify wants to help companies remember to renew domains, SSLs

When Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform went down in late February because of an expired SSL certificate, Kansas City, Mo. startup Stackify jumped at the opportunity to create a free solution for everyone, including itself.

Stackify, which uses Azure, learned of the platform’s crash on a Friday and later that day …

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With Dundee VC investment, ABPathfinder closes Series A round

ABPathfinder recently closed a $400,000 investment round thanks to Omaha-based Dundee Venture Capital, CEO Jeff Blackwood said.

The Overland Park, Kan.-based startup, which aids therapists of children with autism in creating therapy plans via specialized software, raised $270,000 from Dundee in November. In May, as part of the same round, it secured $130,000 from Watson Technology Group …

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Matt Watson buys developer-focused blog, bets on big growth

Nearly a decade ago, Matt Watson was asked by a friend to be the first blogger of Geeks With Blogs, a site that aimed to provide developers a free and open blogging platform.

Watson’s friend, Jeff Julian, created Geeks With Blogs after being booted from a similar site following a disagreement with another blogger.

Today, the site touts more than 3,500 bloggers, an average of 500 posts …

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Bootstrapping isn’t for the faint of heart

(Guest post by Matt Watson.) Software developers are usually very good problem solvers. So are entrepreneurs. I think a lot of software developers want to start their own business, but they struggle to find the right business idea and problem to solve. I have always loved the challenge of a big problem and I am a third generation entrepreneur. So I would say it was in my blood. But like other developers, I always struggled with what kind of business to start. Lucky for me, one day the opportunity presented itself.

While I was in college I sold computers at Sears. On one random day a car dealer came in to buy a computer. He also needed some help with some software he had. Next thing you know, I was …

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VinSolutions sale in rearview, Watson hones in on Stackify, angel investing

A passion for problem-solving has led Matt Watson to launch Stackify, a software startup that aims to make troubleshooting and support easier for software developers.

“I love to build things and I love to solve problems.” Watson said. “I like to help users solve their problems and make their lives easier. For some reason it is just fun for me.”
Watson, a long-time Kansas City, Mo. resident, launched Stackify in January to solve the frustrations developers …

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