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I started blogging in 2006. I do what I can to blog regularly, although I suffer significant bouts of writer’s block on a semi-frequent basis.
I’m also a Founding Partner at Year One Labs, which is an early stage accelerator in Montreal. We invested in five startups: Localmind, Massive Damage, HighScore House, qidiq and Happy Stuff. Three of those companies have gone on to raise follow on capital.
Prior to that I was the CEO and co-founder of Standout Jobs, which I sold in 2010. I’ve been an entrepreneur in the web space for 15+ years.
I’m also involved in a number of different projects as an advisor, consultant and mentor. My main interests include: Web/mobile startups, game startups, product management, entrepreneurship, customer service and social media. I obsess over things like analytics, customer acquisition, viral loops, product/market fit and building great stuff.
Blogging provides an outlet for my thoughts and experiences. I’ve learned a lot over the years – had some success (and more failures!) – and enjoy sharing what I can with others. Blogging is a great way to build relationships and maintain contact with friends and colleagues all over the world.
I live in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
Please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
A few quick facts:
- I started blogging in early 2006, and really didn’t know what I was doing. It’s been a crash course ever since. I’d like to think I learned a thing or two, but feel free to tell me otherwise.
- I have two sons. And an absurdly patient wife.
- I’m growing less and less fond of Montreal winters. California, anyone?
- I learned more in 2007 about business and startups than I had in all the years prior. It was an insane year.
- I tend to write on a variety of topics, so things bounce around a little. But variety is the spice of life, right?
- I’m addicted to my iPhone and iPad (sad, but true.)
- I never have less than 10 chat windows open at any given time.
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