I Love Living in the City

love-nycLike many of you, I expect, one of my new year’s resolutions was to start blogging again. To kick things off I thought I’d describe where I’m at and what I’m up to.

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.>

 

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