People Like Scott Kurnit

A comparison between Color and AdKeeper, two companies that raised a boatload of cash around the same time.  Neither really got anything going but the media came down pretty hard on Color while AdKeeper didn’t receive much negative attention (or any attention for that matter).  What was the difference?  This article says it’s because Scott Kurnit is nice and likeable:

So why was Color – which went out of business last month — treated so much more miserably than Adkeeper? The answer is actually quite simple: people like AdKeeper’s founder, Scott Kurnit.

via It Pays to Be Nice: A Tale of Two Startups – peHUBpeHUB.