Bunch is in the app store!

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We officially started on Bunch on July 6th according to Justin, and in less than a month, the app is out in the app store. So first thing’s first, download the app if you have an iPhone.

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So, in a nutshell, Bunch is the fastest way to video message your 8 best friends. It’s kind of like a walkie talkie, and you just message friends back and forth. I’m really proud of the team for having faith in the concept and putting their hearts into building something so quickly. When I see them put in the hours and effort, it inspires me. It’s that kind of attitude that gets me pumped up.

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I’m really proud of this app, and I’m happy that something like it exists. It’s something that I genuinely use with my best friends and I’m hoping that they like it too. I want to thank all the beta users and all our supporters that rooted for us.

This time around, I learned that it’s best to build, experiment and create a playground, versus wait for permission/approval of others. I’m not sure if it’s the right way to build products, but it’s the only way I know how to do it. Building momentum is everything.

I’ll share more on this soon, but I just wanted to let everyone know that it’s out. Now it’s time to see if we can get some traction. Please give the app a try and let me know what you think. This one comes from the heart, and I hope that you guys like Bunch.

My New Apartment

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I finally snapped a picture of my room this morning. As you can see, it’s pretty minimal.

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It’s interesting how much I’ve downsized since I’ve moved here. Anyway, here are some photos to show you what I’m working with these days.

Squashing Bugs

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We’re getting closer and closer to shipping our new app with each bug we squash. I’m really proud of this team—Joe (pictured above) stayed up all night working on fixing a really gnarly bug that’s been causing issues with our app. I’m inspired by his effort and creativity. He’s leading by example and I think it’s motivating us all.

He’s taught me to ignore negativity, persevere and keep building. I’m really inspired by Joe. I have a lot to learn from this guy.

I hope we can launch this new app and get some traction. I’d love to show the world what this team can do. We’re so close.

The Start Up Life

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It’s been slightly over a year since I’ve been in San Francisco, and it’s been one hell of a ride. I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been here (more on that later). I wanted to thank all the people who have supported me on this journey—many of you have given me advice, food, and a roof over my head. You guys know who you are. Thank you.

The photo above is a snapshot of what my studio apartment looked like. It was a huge change for me to live minimally, but I think I’ve gotten used to it now. I moved out about a month ago and floated around.

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The photo above is Joe’s place. He was kind enough to let me crash in his living room for a couple weeks. On top of it, he took care of me while I was really sick—he cooked for me and was super supportive.

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Also he introduced me to his Vive VR kit—that was crazy shit. Joe is an amazing engineer, friend, and human being.

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I then crashed at Patrick’s basement for a week. And now I’m his roommate (again!). I’ll show pictures of my room soon. I really appreciate what everyone has done for me here.

I also want to give a shout out to Annie and her family. They’ve been letting me crash at their place every time I go back to the east coast.

Oh yeh, I also wanted to give everyone a heads up that I’m working with the team on a new app. I’m super excited about it, and I think it’s something that you’ll really like—ping me if you want to play with a beta. I’m really proud of our team and I feel like it’s going to be dynamite.

Stay tuned.

Ellie Staring out the Window

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OMG. She is so cute. This is one of her favorite spots, next to the window.

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She has a couple of spots, but I always find her here.

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And yeh, that’s how she asks for food. She lies down next to her food bowl, and she demands for a massage.

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I’m not the biggest fan of cats, but Ellie’s pretty cool in my book. ^_^