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Early-stage time

Well, sometimes when you don’t blog for a while it’s cause you have nothing much to say. And other times it’s because your grand desire to say things is getting overwhelmed by your even grander desire to get shit done, and this has been one of those times. Anyway, for those who don’t know: I’ve left Diversion Media to be the co-founder at an early-stage startup. The company is Profitably, and basically Adam Neary, Chad Pugh, and I are going to be building a site that brings automated financial analytics to small businesses.

It’s still early days, and we’re taking on a genuinely hard problem, so unfortunately we’re not fully launched yet. In the meantime, I’m psyched to be helping small businesses. I’m enough of a capitalist to believe the hype about small businesses holding a special role in the American middle class, and maybe my immigrant background has more than a little to do with that. I’m also really excited to be working with accounting—as some people know, I’m actually a bit of an accounting nerd.

I met Adam through the NYC Founder Institute, which I didn’t attend, but a number of my friends did. And I’ll echo here what lots of people are saying: It’s a very interesting time in the NYC startup scene. Among the Rubyists I know, I’m hearing about a lot more job churn than I usually do, almost all of it in a hopeful direction. As to how many of these hit their mark, time will tell.

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