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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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My friends Ben Neumann and Chris Ueland have a clever idea for helping out Hurricane Katrina victims called MillionDollarHelpPage.  They’ve taken the idea that Alex Tew came up for MillionDollarHomePage and repurposed it to be a Katrina fundraiser with the goal of raising $1 million.

  • Randy Charles Morin

    Brad, how do I know they’ll donate the money and where?

  • Emil Sotirov

    A bit geeky… a bit faceless… people will need probably a bit more explanation on how this works… But if it works… will be only good of course.

  • The Blog

    Welcome World – goes live

    Ok, we’ve pulled it off! From conception to going live it took less than 4 days including database backend, pixel order and management system, refer-a-friend tool, and our very own blog. Thanks a million (no pun intended) to the…

  • Ben Neumann

    Randy, Emil,

    That’s actually the question we have been asked the most so far. I’ve addressed that in a blog post at the’s blog. Hopefully that helps you with your concern.


  • Michael Frans

    My hat goes off to Alex Tew, he certainly found a unique idea to sell ad space. I actually took his idea one step further… selling ad space by the BYTE! There are so many “pixel pushers” out there now that I needed to put a spin on the pixel advertising concept. Check out

  • WDD

    What happens when you merge the milliondollarhomepage idea with sex (or is it art)? You get

  • Michael Hosting

    I believe that Alex’s site still generates some indirect value for advertisers at least by improving their visibility in search engines. It has a PageRank of 7 and many still continue to add links to it (by the way, this article has just added one link). So, getting the link from website with such a high PageRank for as low as 1$ it is clearly a reasonable investment. Good luck to all the copycats :)

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