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I recently made an angel investment in Jonathan Weber’s (the former editor of The Industry Standard) new publishing venture – New West Network. I got turned on to Jonathan by Jerry Colonna who knew Jonathan well from the publishing business. New West isn’t a “venture deal”, so we chose not to fund it as a venture firm, but I like to support interesting projects that impact my community and New West definitely fit the bill as it’s a network of online communities devoted to the culture, economy, politics, environment, and overall atmosphere of the Rocky Mountain West, and currently includes specific sites for Missoula, Boulder, Salt Lake City, and Northern Idaho.
Jonathan’s having his Boulder launch party at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art on 4/14 from 6pm – 10pm (and – Amy and I are trustees of BMOCA – so yes – we helped get a good rate for the evening). If you are in town, come join us, enjoy BMOCA, listen to music from The Indulgers and The Ash Ganley Duo, and eat good Boulder food from New West’s event sponsors – Rhumba, Zolo Grill, Avery Brewery, Jax Fish House, West End Tavern, and booze from Superior Liquor. And yes – it’s Boulder – so there will be prizes.