Word on Investment

Amazon.com has invested in The Robot Co-op. We think it will get easier to meet our goal to Start a company that survives longer than 2 years though we still have lots of work to do. We are excited that we will have a chance to build products that are innovative and change the way people share information and connect online.

Nothing changes about how we run The Robot Co-op or 43 Things. You can check out the FAQ, the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy if you have questions about any of those items.

To all the folks who’ve tried out 43 things, reported bugs and thought about how we might change the world, thanks for getting us this far!

6 Responses to “Word on Investment”

  1. Clément Laberge Says:

    Great to see a little bit clearer in the orientation of your business plan…<br />
    <br />
    I’ll keep looking for your next steps in innovation.

  2. Eric Says:

    How did you guys connect with amazon? Who approached who? As an entrepreneur trying to start a company that survives two years, I’m very curious.<br />
    <br />
    Thanks, <br />

  3. David Sifry Says:

    Josh,<br />
    <br />
    Congratulations! Getting outside investment is a big step for any company, and you guys have been doing a great job, so you deserve it. Kudos.<br />
    <br />

  4. Ross Mayfield Says:

    Congratulations are in order.<br />
    <br />
    But I think clarifying the timing and nature of your relationship with Amazon might help curb speculation. The Salon article implies it was Amazon funded from the beginning and the wording of your post does not deny.

  5. Frank Ruscica Says:

    No wonder you responded after I blogged that 43 was a killer app for market research.<br />
    <br />
    And no wonder you were uninterested when I proposed we pool our resources to raise $…<br />
    <br />
    Hmmm…<br />
    <br />
    Well, now I can do some guerilla marketing by using your 12/11 e-mail to me (re: CLLCS) as an indicator of what 43/Amazon may portend…<br />
    <br />
    All right, then.<br />
    <br />
    Must e-mail Salon.com…<br />
    <br />
    Good luck, J…

  6. gabriele renzi Says:

    I hate being in this old internet chap position again..<br />
    “you know, I used to play with this thing looong before they become rich and successfull, aye, it was just a tiny site in that times..”<br />
    <br />
    Seriously, congrats :)

Leave a Reply