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Joe Kraus was an early starter in the Internet and has extensive experience therein. He was the Co-founder of a few startups.
One of Joe's earliest job was duplicating microfiche. The next summer he started a T-shirt design company and made $25,000 in one summer. In 1993, Joe Kraus went on to start Excite (a search engine) with four of his friends, with $3 million in funding from Vinod Khosla and Kleiner Perkins. Excite had its IPO in 1996, and Joe Kraus's shares in Excite were worth $12 million. He was just 24 at that time.
Mr. Kraus has also invested in startups such as HomeAway, ngmoco, RelayRides, OpenCandy and gomiso.
- Co-founder at Excite.com, a search engine. Excite was later sold to @Home for $7.2 Billion in 1999 
- Co-founder at DigitalConsumer.org
- Co-founder and CEO at JotSpot. In 2006, Joe sold JotSpot to Google and moved to Google.
Interviews and Presentations
- Lessons from Silicon Valley, interview with Peter Day 
- Speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt.
- Speaker at Emerging Technology Conference
- Confessions of a Startup Addict
- Explains the social Web at Supernova 2008 conference
- VV Show #4
- No. 1 mistake: Not being persistent enough and not hiring well and/or hiring too fast
- The Joe Kraus Q&A
- An interview with Google's Joe Kraus on How to Make the Web More Social
- How Exciting!
- Joe Kraus at Web 2.0 Conference