I kept a blog actively in 2006/07 when I was running my second company, Koral. On March 27th, 2007 we were acquired by Salesforce.com and the next week marked my final blog posting. For a period of time I was prohibited from blogging since I was no longer running my own company and I worked for a firm that was very guarded in who could communicate messages and what could be communicated. So I stopped blogging.
Since then I’ve left Salesforce.com where I served as VP Product Management and joined “the Dark Side” of VC as a General Partner with LA-based GRP Partners. I’ve now been at it for nealry 2 years and really enjoyed the breadth of exposure I get to entrepreneurs and great business ideas. I spent much of those 2 years learned my new trade and building out a network within the SoCal entrepreneurial and VC community.
Now that I feel I”ve firmly found my footing down here I thought I’d get back to blogging. Much has changed since my first two blogs, which were on Blogger (personal) and Typepad. It seems that WordPress has gained a strong foothold in the market – I look forward to this new platform. Admitedly my first experience hasn’t been seamless. I had already purchased a domain so I didn’t require the standard WordPress URL. Seems that they aren’t particularly well geared toward new users coming straight in with a domain and not needing their generic format. But after a few hours I’ve got this sorted and in the process learned my way around a bit. So far, so good.
When I blogged previously I think I was known for being direct and irreverent. So much that I ended up on the front page of Valleywag (before it was subsumed by Gawker) for calling a SF-based VC to task for being wankers in a meeting. I hope to bring the same straightforward commentary to my posts from the other side of the table. I hope to offer experiences from being an entrepreneur and being a VC. I will do my best to communicate from Both Sides of the Table