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In April of last year, my wife and I had our first child. Without getting too mushy or cliché about it, it’s the most freaking awesomest thing I’ve ever done. She’s now 16 months old, and the highlight of everyday, bar none, is spending time with her. One of the most interesting things I have […]

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For the past few months, I’ve been trying to decide whether I should write about what happened with 42Floors.   I’ve been open about everything thus far. Can’t stop now, even though this is hard. In April 2014, we added a brokerage to our business, making it so anyone could search for office space on our […]

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  Two years ago, my cofounder Justin came to me and told me that our listings data was a complete shit show. We were getting office space listings from landlords through email blasts, websites and phone calls. We were also getting office space listings from brokerages through different websites, emails, and phone calls. And everything […]

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  In May 2009, I walked into Y Combinator. My company, FlightCaster, had just gotten accepted and this was our intro session to the group. And kind of like the Dean of Admissions on the first day of freshman orientation, Jessica got up and recounted a bunch of stats about how cool our summer 2009 […]

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“The founder who handles fundraising should be the CEO, who should in turn be the most formidable of the founders.” -Paul Graham in his epic Fundraising How To guide for·mi·da·ble adjective  inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.     As a startup founder, the idea of pitching was always […]

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  I bet a lot of you remember that app called Tungle.me. It was a little startup that hooked into your various calendars and would allow people who wanted to make an appointment with you to self-schedule times in your open slots. It got all the little user experience pieces right such that I found […]

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I fucked up with one my co-workers here at 42Floors. I had to apologize and take it all back.  At least I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity.  My big transgression? I tried to tell him what to do.

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  I just had a crappy conversation with a good friend of mine. It’s the third crappy conversation I’ve had in the past week, so it’s probably time to write a post about this. My friend did Y Combinator with me, raising a-million-and-a-half with a good valuation from good investors. He’s now coming towards the […]

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Ever since we wrote that post where we trolled annoying recruiters, I’ve had quite a few conversations with entrepreneur friends about this subject.  Overwhelmingly, most of these founders said something along the lines of, “recruiters are just worthless.” Obviously, I could see why they would think so; I used to feel the same way. I […]

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We’ve decided on a new approach to handling recruiter spam. Before I go on, let me say that we like working with high quality recruiters from time to time, including one fantastic freelance recruiter, Oli Ryan, who helped us find several of our key hires. That being said, we get bombarded daily with spam calls […]

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