Rocky Agrawal, you need your own deals store


Hi Rocky. It’s Nate Schmidt, CEO at Deal Co-op. We’re a company building for the future of the daily deals industry, and we believe it involves giving anyone with an audience the ability to provide them value by serving relevant offers. I’m writing because I think a lot about long term deals sustainability, and am the type of person that relishes the challenge of winning over critics. And in this industry, you’re the biggest. So I’d like to invite you to join in my vision for the future of daily deals by starting your own deal store. In fact, we’ve already made you one. Go ahead, you can check it out at

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Southern Startups: Technical Hiring


This article is the first in a series of articles discussing the differences between running a startup in a developed startup ecosystem (like Silicon Valley or Seattle) and a less developed startup community (like Birmingham). Deal Co-op operated out of Seattle during TechStars and is currently based in Birmingham, Alabama, so we understand the unique challenges of operating in both large and small markets.

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