Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 20:13:32 +0200
- Darwinian Web
Running away to play with Grazr
- When I started this blog, way back in last October, I wrote that one of my goals was to come up with an idea around which I could start a new company. At the time I assumed that this would take at least a year. The search ended up taking half that time. I was lucky enough to meet Mike Kowalchik in late January, and that friendship has helped produce Grazr. I originally stated that I didn't want to take an equity position in Grazr, because that would conflict with being an independent blogger. A few weeks ago I started helping Mike raise money for Grazr development from angel investors. I soon found that the story I was telling people was so compelling that I ended up selling myself on the idea of investing. Mike and I have now come to a verbal agreement to have me invest and to join the company full time as president. Since I've always stated here that I wouldn't invest in companies that I blog about, this means that I will be changing the way I blog on this and my other sites. I'll probably stop posting anything here other than updates on OPML Camp in two weeks. When Mike and I have sorted out the goals we want to reach, I'll start blogging here about my work at Grazr. I'll use other company blogs as models to decide how I will discuss products that compete with Grazr.