Entries by Joseph Woodbury

Announcing Neighbor’s $53M Series B

In 2017, Neighbor launched in a small university town in Utah with a bold mission to “solve our neighbors’ biggest challenges.”

To do that, we would need to build the world’s first hyperlocal marketplace. A marketplace where participants not only transact with each other, but often know each other. In …

Utah’s Tax Roulette

This article was published in the Summer 2019 edition of Silicon Slopes Magazine.
Last month the Wall Street Journal editorial board penned a scathing critique of Connecticut’s gamble with state tax reform.

Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a massive tax package which included a hefty lift in the capital gains …

The Secret of the Internet

This article was originally published in the Spring 2018 edition of Silicon Slopes Magazine.

Reading the Tea Leaves
In 1994, Jeff Bezos left his position as vice-president of a Wall St. firm to do the unthinkable: connect writers and publishers directly to their readers. No middleman. No in-house barista. No fancy displays. …

HOA: The Original Sharing Economy

The New Economy
The sharing economy has taken the world by storm over the last decade:

Airbnb, founded with an air mattress and a living room just nine short years ago, now boasts more rooms than Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Hyatt combined
WeWork, which provides shared office space, now sports …