Snap’s vision to have the camera be the focal point of our social lives is in the process of being realized, except it’s shared by Instagram and TikTok
The era of social media feels like it's coming to an end, but it shouldn't because I'm not done with it yet. This essay is my attempt to break down that feeling and articulate what I think is missing.
A snapshot of what I’m interested in working on next This post will be continuously updated. Last updated June 19, 2019 “I GOT NEXT!” is what you say when you walk up to a pick-up basketball game that’s in session to declare that you’re next-up. You gotta do it loudly so people know. I’m at the … Continue reading “I got next!” — a personal #RequestForStartups
For me, college was the best time to build startups. Living and working in the Silicon Valley has been the second best. Nowhere else in the world comes close, but will it stay that way? No. The next Silicon Valley is already online. Why do all the best startups come out of Silicon Valley? Life is … Continue reading The next Silicon Valley is already online
If founder dating were more like regular dating where there is a shared expectation of a sequence of events, I think we’d be able to form founding teams more efficiently.
I remember the sense of wonder when I first signed up for Facebook and Twitter. Facebook helped me feel more connected to my friends, especially as I was graduating high school and going away to college. Twitter helped me find like-minded people who were also obsessed about technology and encouraged me to pursue my career. … Continue reading How technology is making us feel so out of sorts these days
Full-stack startups, Atrium for X, managed marketplaces, software eats services, etc. Startups are evolving beyond pure software and here are 7 factors to consider when building full-stack startups.
In Silicon Valley parlance, we are witnessing a “zero-to-one” opportunity in Asian American cultural construction. I’ve been thinking about this since my reaction to Crazy Rich Asians got more attention than I expected. Still, saying that Asian Americans are doing anything new might come as a surprise to a lot of people. After all, there … Continue reading The future is Asian American
I like to joke that startup founders eventually become interested in mental health because startups turn you into a nutcase. I got interested in this topic about six years ago during some of the toughest times of my startup journey, and I feel much stronger today mentally having worked on it. I wanted to go … Continue reading How we take care of our mental health
One of my favorite activities as a startup founder is talking to customers or potential customers to understand how I can create something to make their lives easier. Now that I’m not working on anything specific, I’d still like to have some of these conversations and force myself to think about them. I was home … Continue reading My teenage nephews’ digital habits