Menell wrote a post to his readers just before the holidays informing them of his plans to shutter his blog, but to keep up a tech entrepreneurial resource page listing accelerators, venture investors, groups, co-working sites, angel organizations and publications.
Menell launched the blog in May of 2007 and since then he wrote 1,842 posts.
“I created the blog because back then I was meeting tons of cool technology entrepreneurs, and nobody had ever heard of them or their companies,” Menell wrote in his letter to readers. “Their stories went untold, and many felt like they were building in a vacuum.”
“Things are far different today with fantastic business accelerators like Capital Factory, several organized angel investment groups, co-working spaces, the Austin Tech Happy Hour, and publications like Silicon Hills News,” according to Menell.
Menell also Co-founded Mahana, a customer service app using Beacon technology aimed at the hospital industry. He also co-founded Capital Factory and serves as a mentor to many technology startups and he serves on the board of a few of them.
Menell and his wife also run the long-standing and popular Austin Tech Happy Hour.