Upendra Shardanand is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Daylife, which helps publishers add content and inventory without additional staff or engineering. He also co-founded Firefly Network, a spinoff from his work at the MIT Media Lab, and sold the company to Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) in 1998. Upendra was the founding partner at the venture firm The Accelerator Group, and was the Director of Technology at Time Warner (NYSE: TWX).
Several years ago, when I was with the Accelerator Group, we were in discussions with a music-industry executive about a music-related venture. At some point he e-mailed a request: He wanted my colleagues and me to send him a list of our favorite bands. A slightly puzzling request, but we complied