Founders & importance of friends

Yesterday, True Ventures (a firm that has backed my company and where I spend time as a venture partner) hosted its fourth annual founder’s camp. It was a gathering of those who can simply be described as “the crazy ones.” There were over 125 founders in attendance – talking to each other, teaching each other, and learning from each other.

For a fraction of a second I was a little jealous – there was no such support group when I set out on my entrepreneurial journey. There were so few of us that you could count us on one hand, and still have a finger left to pick your nose with. The first year of being a founder was like climbing a glass wall with nothing but nails for hands.

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Switched

So much for not switching and not upgrading from a 3-month-old iPhone 4S. I last exactly five days and ended up getting an iPhone 5 and switched over to the new phone today. Call it peer pressure or hanging out with dudes who would not let me live down my technical backwardness. I don’t have … Continue reading Switched