No one was more excited than I was when I read about MaxDelivery.com on Curbed earlier this week. I thought Kozmo.com was so cool, I even went to work there. So my excitement was tinged by a little jealousy - the same feeling I get when I go to my video store (wedelivervideos.com) or order from fresh direct and mourn for the loss of that 1999, start-up, "we can do anything" vibe. I now work for a huge, bureaucratic media conglomerate that's as old as the hills. Or at least as old as this guy.
So I've signed up to be notified when they get to my neck of the woods (currently they're only making deliveries south of 14th street). And I called a friend from my Kozmo days. Lo and behold - it's not just a bunch of no-name kids trying their hand at the "from the internet to your door in under an hour" game. It's Chris Siragusa - the former CTO at Kozmo. You can read an interview with him here where he describes what it's like to work for Kozmo... in 1999.
So, Chris, I'm sure the free advice is going to pour in. (In fact, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures offers some here). Don't listen to them. (Besides - Union Square Ventures sounds too much like Flatiron Partners - and we all know how that worked out.) Make us proud. And if you do make it really big, hire us back.