Joe Colopy supports and invests in software startups through Colopy Ventures. Prior to Colopy Ventures, Joe founded and grew Durham-based Bronto Software as its CEO to 300+ employees and worldwide offices before becoming part of Oracle. Through his work with Bronto, Joe was a past winner of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas.

Earlier in his career, Joe worked at Red Hat and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives happily with his wife, four children, dog, two gerbils, and nine chickens in Durham, North Carolina.