I am excited to announce that my first angel investment, Karma has just launched! Congrats to Ben and Lee! I am confident that Karma will change the gifting space forever.
Congrats to the Notehall team on being acquired by Chegg! Super exciting. Congrats Justin, Sean, D.J. and Fadi!
When I graduated college in 2006, it was a crazy dream to move to the bay area and join a tech start-up. So I took it upon myself to stalk Kevin and crew repeatedly until they created a position for me. It’s now been more than three years since I started at Digg and I have learned so much and am so grateful for the chance that everyone took in bringing me on board. It has been the opportunity of a lifetime and I am excited for what the future has in store for Digg and will continue to support it in any way I can.
But I am starting a new chapter in my career September 13th. I am am joining up with Dave Morin, Shawn Fanning and Dustin Mierau on a new stealthish project called Path. I used to work with Dave at Apple and I’m excited to be working with him on this new project. We haven’t announced what we’re doing yet, but it’s going to start on the iPhone - you can sign up for more information at Path.com.
Congrats to Logan, John and the whole Zimride team on the $1.2m seed funding announcement. I’m so excited for the future of Zimride. Also, they iced their board in the first board meeting.
I told Lauren I was in New Orleans this weekend and I faked flying there and slept at the apartment of @hestonl Friday night. So she had no idea I was in town to propose on Saturday.
Then I had @afox lure Lauren to our favorite spot overlooking the whole city, Bernal Hill. Amy told Lauren that she was meeting a dog owner to look at a dog she might want to adopt. Waiting at the top of the hill I was hiding behind some rocks waiting to pop-out and get on one knee.
So I had @hutchins hiding with me behind the rock with his iPhone live streaming the proposal and he also had a camera taking photos. I had sent out the link 30 minutes earlier to both our families, so they were watching live.
Once I got the signal that she was there, I checked into Bernal Heights Park via Foursquare which shouted the URL to the live stream on Qik, which automatically synced to my Twitter and Facebook accounts. I knew Lauren received my tweets via text message on her phone, so I asked her to turn around as I proposed!
Also @ubercab was waiting for us with a Mercedes town car that took us around the whole night! He took us home to drop things off, then we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf where we ate crab for dinner.
I am so happy and so lucky. Thank you everyone who helped! I LOVE YOU LAUREN
You can watch the video that went out live of me proposing, below:
“How Digg dealt with Facebook, according to Digg” Interview I did at Internet Summit with Jim Tobin.