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Kelly Smith

I'm a founder/designer of three venture backed start-ups based in Seattle. I operate Curious Office and lead company incubating and all investments. Most recently, I was the founder of Zapd, an Apple App of the Week and Editor's Staff Pick. Zapd was acquired by RealSelf in 2013. I previously started Inkd, the first marketplace for buying and selling professional graphic design templates & Imagekind, the first online venue to buy, sell or create original art prints. Imagekind was sold to CafePress. In 2000, I started and sold RocketVox to thePlatform (a Comcast company) and spent several years at RealNetworks and other pioneering companies in the digital video space. My career started at Spry, which was the first commercial web browser in 1994 based on the original Mosaic source code. Occassionally, I'll talk at conferences like the AIGA about UX, UI and building things. Feel free to send me an email or reach me via Twitter.

 

I'm a proud investor or otherwise associated with the following companies:

Zapd
Seomoz
Scoutzie
Techstars
Curious Office
ImageKind
Inkd
OObible
Rouxbe
Buuteeq
Shelfari
Sparkbuy
Wishpot
Bonanza
Contour
Ellinee
Fantzer
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