Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Robert Scoble via Flickr.)

Facebook is a risky investment and other quotes of the week

“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something. These days I think more and more people want to use services from companies that believe in something beyond simply maximizing profits.”–Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a letter… Read More


Exclusive: buys TeachStreet

TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell traveled from coast-to-coast over the past 12 months entertaining offers for his Seattle-based startup. But, at the end of the day, he found the best fit right in his own backyard. has acquired TeachStreet, the 5-year-old online marketplace that matches students and teachers. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed,… Read More


FindProz finds a new home, moves from Provo to Seattle

A new startup by the name of FindProz that competes with TeachStreet and is looking to become the “eBay of private instruction” has moved from Provo, Utah to Seattle. The company was started by Tyler Pack and Dave Owen who met at Brigham Young University. They chose to relocate to Seattle after tying for first place… Read More

Dave Schappell

GeekWire Radio: Kindle Fire, Post-it Wars, Legos, cool apps, and Startup Weekend EDU

On this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, we figure out the meaning of the Kindle Fire, recap Seattle’s startup “Post-it Wars,” and get ready for BrickCon this weekend at Seattle Center. Our guest in the studio is Dave Schappell of TeachStreet, an organizer of this weekend’s Startup Weekend Seattle EDU, who talks with us about the state… Read More