The day after you get funded
I thought today was an interesting day. After weeks of doing the juggling act of pitching investors, pitching potential customers, negotiating deal terms, filling out paperwork, dealing with people that are still trying to get that “little bit extra” — you close your round and you get funded. Its that magical moment right? Its what you’d been waiting for right? The press...
I don’t feel like I have made it. Internally, I feel I have much to...– http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-silicon-status-20110618,0,3479342,full.story
About a month ago, I was invited by Eric Ries (also an investor at ToutApp), to speak at Ignite – Lean Startup. I decided to talk a bit about the big irony in my life right now: how I spent nearly a year and a half working on a startup called Braintrust that was aiming to “kill Email” and then ended up doubling down on my current startup ToutApp that is aiming to “evolve Email.” Overall, this was...
The Transition to CEO
In a number of different conversations this week with Advisors and Investors, I heard the same advice dispensed to me. I think Paul Singh phrased it best: “You better not be hiding in TextMate this summer.” As I build out my team for ToutApp, it is important that I elevate to CEO and let the people I hire do what they do best. This means that while for nearly a year I was the sole...
We sit up in the sky on a random Saturday afternoon and sketch out our stories. The stories that will help us change the world. #500Strong