Hi, I’m Albert and this is my blog. I’ve titled it “life as a first-time founder” because, well, I am a first-time startup founder and this blog will be about my life as I try to make it in this crazy startup world.
So, who am I?
I’m guy who loves technology. More specifically, I love what technology can do. I’ve seen it first hand. My father has started three technology companies with varying levels of success. And I’ve worked at all of them. One of them was a electronic voting system we built after watching this unfold on TV. Our system has since been used to help many millions of people vote with confidence.
Finally, I’m also a business guy. I graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School this past summer. I’ve also worked at Morgan Stanley structuring fixed income derivative products (yes, it is as boring as it sounds, although this book about the group makes it sound somewhat interesting). While I didn’t learn anything about technology or startups during my time on Wall Street, I did learn that there are way too many smart kids going into finance and that needs to change.
What will this blog be about?
Mostly my thoughts and experiences as a consumer internet startup co-founder—when to found, recruiting, financing, legal issues, accelerators, office space, industry—whatever I’m going through, I’ll blog about. At the very least, I’ll be able to document my massive success (or failure) for posterity’s sake.
Already, these past few months have been pretty hectic for me. I graduated from HBS, moved back to New York, found that elusive technical co-founder (business people, read this post), had a baby (not with said co-founder) and founded my first startup. The upcoming year promises to be an incredible ride and will hopefully provide for interesting blog material.