Let’s start with the obvious big changes. About 7 months ago I left SF to take a job at DFJ Gotham in NYC, and I really couldn’t be happier. Shortly I’m going to write a blog post about the NYC tech and startup scene, but not today. I’m back living in the financial district, a few blocks from my first apartment here in the city back in 1999. I must say, the neighborhood is so much more livable now.
The Job: I’m an associate at DFJ Gotham, an early stage venture fund where we invest mostly in Seed and A rounds of tech companies, and I’m learning a ton. The people I work with are awesome, and being at a small firm let’s me see how all the different parts of the business work. While USVP was an amazing experience I was sheltered from a lot of how the sausage was made when it came to the internal workings of a fund; now I’m the one making the sausage.
I know this sounds trite, but I’ve just been having such a blast. I love the “new” New York tech scene, my job, and all the great people I’ve been interacting with. It is really good to be home.
<FEAR, an LA Punk Band, wrote “I Love Living in the City” about New York, and though the song is meant to be negative it made me homesick when I heard it the past few years. Enjoy.>