GSI Commerce Inc. announced that Internet entrepreneur and investor Josh Kopelman has been elected by the company's board of directors to serve as a director of the company.  The appointment of Kopelman brings the total number of GSI Commerce board members to 11.

 In 1992, Kopelman co-founded Infonautics, an Internet information company, and took it public in 1996. He founded in 1999 and grew it to become one of the largest sellers of used books, movies and music in the world. was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2000 where he ran the business for three years. After leaving eBay Inc. in 2003, he co-founded TurnTide, an anti-spam company that was acquired by Symantec.  Kopelman is currently managing director of First Round Capital, a seed stage technology venture fund with offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York.

“Josh is one of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs and investors,” said Michael G. Rubin, founder and chief executive officer of GSI.  “His vision and understanding of the changing landscape of e-commerce and the Internet will be very helpful as GSI Commerce continues to expand and evolve.”

“GSI Commerce is a pioneer in e-commerce and digital marketing and is very well positioned in large and growing markets,” said Josh Kopelman. “Joining the board now as Michael and the leadership team continue to diversify and grow the business with innovative concepts like Rue La La and is extremely exciting.”