Q&A With Mitch Coopet On His New AI Startup Aftercode


coopetFor repeat tech entrepreneur Mitch Coopet, Aftercode isn’t just about what comes after Code42, the firm he cofounded with partners Matthew Dornquast and Brian Bispala in 2001.

Its dual meaning is found in a future that comes after the code.

We sat down with Coopet to hear more about what’s in store for the next chapter:

When and why did you leave Code42?

Rewind back to 2015 when I was interim CEO and my job was to find our next leader, which was Joe Payne. At that point, I was contemplating my next role and Payne suggested that I finally take some vacation time that I had accrued over the years.

…That turned into a sabbatical, in retrospect.