What is Blue Yonder Labs?
Blue Yonder Labs is an incubator of innovative business and product ideas. At Blue Yonder, we identify problems, develop creative, technology driven solutions to solve them and then put world class teams together to turn our ideas into commercial realities.
Meet the Founders
Blue Yonder Labs was founded by Rodney Rice, a serial tech entrepreneur, and Michael Beaudoin. Rodney and Michael Beaudoin co-founded HomeAdvisor, formerly ServiceMagic, in 1999 and grew the business from an idea to a highly profitable, $250M per year revenue business employing over 1,200 people. Since selling HomeAdvisor to InterActiveCorp (IACI), Rodney and Michael have worked together for 20+ years and have been active angel investors in (and advisors to) many successful technology, product and retail businesses.
Rodney is currently on the board of Qualvu and Healthcare Blue Book. He has been an early investor in many successful starts-ups during their early days including Izze Beverage, Photobucket, Q’doba and Victors & Spoils. He’s also been a featured speaker in the tech industry including The Kelsey Group’s Directory Driven Commerce, Inman News Real Estate Connect and StartUp BaseCamp and was named to Denver’s FortyUnder 40.
Michael is currently on the board of Rover.com, TaskEasy, Qualvu and HouseCallPro. He mentors at TechStars Boulder and works with other Colorado early stage companies. He is currently an investor in Covalent Data and former investments /board roles include Photobucket, Healthgrades, Project Playlist, V&S, Izze, Mosoro and Upland Software.