Congratulations to my friend Fred Wilson on the 10th anniversary of his blog, AVC. One of my favorite early days features on AVC was a podcast that Fred and his family hosted, “Positively 10th Street”, named after this song.
“Instead of believing Google would be best for me, I started to think it was exactly the wrong place. This had nothing to do with Google – as employees, press and the stock market attests, Google has been kicking butt – and everything to do with the type of dad I wanted to become. Being able to teach her the value of chasing her passions, leaning into her fears, trying new things and being entrepreneurial were among my top priorities. How would I do this from Google, where she’d be visiting me in one of many offices, in one of many buildings? Was my message to her “daddy was very lucky to find a great company when it was small and then stayed there for 20 years?”—Hunter Walk, The “Why” of Homebrew
Spending this morning thinking of all of friends and family who have lived with cancer. I’m riding in Obliteride today to raise money to help fund cancer research at Fred Hutch. If you are able to make a donation, I’d appreciate your support.
"Half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime."
I’m cycling in Obliteride tomorrow to help change those stats by funding research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. With 100% of every dollar donated going directly to cancer research at Fred Hutch, I hope you’ll donate as much as you can because you believe in me, what I’m doing, and that together, we can defeat cancer.
Poppy is a hardware device that enables your iPhone to capture, play back and share 3D photos and videos. There’s no electronics, it’s all done with mirrors and optics - kind of like those old school viewmasters we all had as kids, but powered by your iPhone.
Heyo Kickstarter Backers! This day, one year ago, we launched our Kickstarter campaign and WOW, what a year it has been….
The media has been spending a lot of time as of late calling out the negatives of Kickstarter with stories about the man who lost his house because of his kickstarter campaign and the recent fraudulent Kobe Red project (which I funded, though in retrospect, yeah, kobe beef probably wouldn’t make the best jerky), as well as focusing on all the mega product and media projects that have been springing up on the platform. So, it’s nice to see this good news update from a more modest food project I backed a year ago. What started as two guys and a (tasty) prototype became a successfully funded project - and a year later it’s a real business.