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GeekWire partners Todd Bishop, Jonathan Sposato and John Cook. (Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey)

There’s another piece to the GeekWire story, and we’re excited to talk about it.

When we launched this technology news startup a few weeks ago, we said we were happy to finally walk in the footsteps of the entrepreneurs we’ve been tracking all these years. As it turns out, we’re bringing an experienced and enthusiastic guide to help us down the path.

We’re pleased to introduce our partner in this venture: Jonathan Sposato, one of the most successful and respected entrepreneurs to emerge from the Seattle technology community.

This is GeekWire: Two journalists and a startup veteran, seeking to build a successful online news business, provide an important service to the technology community, and figure out a few things about the future of media. And whatever else we decide to tackle along the way.

[Related: Jonathan Sposato: Why I’m on Team GeekWire]

Jonathan will remain in his full-time role at Google, which acquired his company, Picnik, last year. He won’t be involved in GeekWire’s day-to-day editorial decisions or news coverage.

But as a partner and investor, he has already become an invaluable resource. We’re learning even from listening to the questions he asks. And one of the best parts of this new venture will be the opportunity to draw upon Jonathan’s experience and insight as we define the future of the company. It’s a cool situation, and we’re grateful for the chance to work with him.

Thanks to all of you for the huge show of support you’ve given us over the past few weeks. It’s exciting to see a strong community already forming around the site. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Jonathan as a part of it.

— Todd Bishop and John Cook

[Photography by Annie Laurie Malarkey.]

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