How To Make A VC Jealous

Tom Keller, the CEO of IntenseDebate, was to present at TechStars which apparently is some event where startups give their pitches to an audience of VCs a la DEMO or TechCrunch 50.  So Tom gets up and says something like, “I don’t have any slides and I’m not looking for any money…but I do have a surprise.”  And then he introduces the CEO of Automattic (the company that owns WordPress) who goes on to say that he just bought IntenseDebate.  Face!

That had to feel pretty good.  Congrats Tom!

You can watch a clip of the move below.