Joe Colopy is a technology entrepreneur and investor. In 2002, Joe co-founded and bootstrapped Durham-based Bronto Software as its CEO to 300+ employees 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.

After selling Bronto, Joe started several entities including GrepBeat, an online media property covering the Triangle tech community, and Jurassic Capital, an investment firm that invests in regional software companies.

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 originally hails from Akron, Ohio but now happily lives in Durham with his wife, four children, dog, gerbil, and an ever-changing number of ducks and chickens.