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Eric Anderson raises $500,000 for Idea.com

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Planetary Resources co-founder Eric Anderson talks about asteroids at a 2012 news conference in Seattle. Anderson’s latest venture, Idea.com, has won $500,000 in investments. (GeekWire photo)

The latest big idea from Seattle tech entrepreneur Eric Anderson is … Idea.com. He has raised $500,000 to support the idea, according to a regulatory filing today, but he’s not yet ready to reveal what it is.

Anderson told GeekWire he has several business ideas in mind for Idea.com. “It’s a very powerful brand, and it’s worthy of a great idea and a great company,” he said.

He has already delivered enough big ideas to fill a think tank. As co-founder and chairman of Space Adventures, he helped send millionaires and billionaires on trips to the International Space Station. As co-founder and co-chairman of Redmond-based Planetary Resources, Anderson is setting the stage for what could be a multitrillion-dollar asteroid mining industry. He plays executive roles for Bellevue-based Planetary Power, Personal.com and Seattle-based Booster Fuels, and is involved in a host of high-tech philanthropic efforts.

That’s all in addition to his day job as CEO of Intentional Software, the idea-sharing platform backed by software billionaire (and two-time spaceflier) Charles Simonyi.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributing editor at GeekWire, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.

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