There are two questions that I’m asked the most — why and what’s next?
Why am I leaving EveryScape? I think Galen’s MHT article summarizes it well. I founded EveryScape in 2002, and only just left. When I updated my LinkedIn profile, it said I was with EveryScape for 8 years and 8 months. If I get to live to be 80 years old, then it’s more than 10% of my life. 10%!!! I think of myself as an entrepreneur and a startup guy.. But the facts say I’m a delusional fuck! Well, to be fair, we had to reinvent EveryScape a few times, so I do consider it like 3 companies rolled into one (Pretty amazing what a great team we have at EveryScape!).
Why did it take me so long to leave? One thing my parents taught me early in my life is to follow through. I wanted to do multiple (and unorthodoxed) degrees as an undergrad — Art History, Studio Art, and Computer Science. I’m proud to say I got it done in 4 years. I’m proud to have finished my Ph.D. I’m proud to have brought EveryScape to where we are today. It was just my time…
What’s next? I have no fucking idea. I would love to start another, if the opportunity is there. I would love to join another team that challenges one another and pushes/changes the market and the ecosystem. For now, it’s an open book. Exciting and scary. Stay tuned.