Joining a new family

The first “alpha” of what ultimately became Fetchnotes.
We don’t always stare off into the distance in unison, but when we do we look like a Christian rock band.

“For West is where we all plan to go some day. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: Flee, all is discovered. It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and the blood on it. It is where you go when you are told that you are a bubble on the tide of empire. It is where you go when you hear that thar’s gold in them-thar hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go.”

Robert Penn Warren,All The King’s Men”

Why yes, we did move our tables into an F formation — wouldn’t you? From UM’s TechArb in 2012.
Lulu’s first day! Summer 2013 in Boston.
Launch party — clearly unaware that the hard part was just starting. April 2012 in Ann Arbor.
I don’t know what I did, but I know it involved that blue ball taking out the ceiling tile I’m holding. From the first week of TechStars in Boston, August 2012.
Ryan presenting his ideas for Fetchnotes 3. Summer 2013 in Boston.
T-shirt day! Some time in Boston in 2013.
One of many Thursday night dinners. This one was in New York in January 2013.
A (blurry) reunion of early Fetchnoters in San Francisco, Summer 2014.
TechStars Boston Fall 2012 Demo Day
Matt’s 21st birthday. Sorry Matt, I had to. February 2013 in Boston.
Kyle (one of our first Android engineers) and Loui (one of our first designers). Stolen from their Facebook page in April 2015.
Chase and Carrie’s wedding. Summer 2014 in Grand Rapids.
Google “Fetchnotes karaoke.” At the Brown Jug in Ann Arbor, May 2012
What did you expect to happen when you give unhindered access to a professional photographer to people like us? Summer 2013 in Boston.
My real room when I moved to Boston in August 2012. This was advertised as the “second bedroom.” It also did not have a door.
Feeling like Dennis Quaid in the Day After Tomorrow. February 2013 in Boston.
From the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. We were just across the river from the blast.
The Horaks (plus Lulu). Summer 2013 in Boston.
Aaven (first Fetchnotes iOS developer)’s graduation. December 2011 in Ann Arbor.
A few weeks ago at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, MI.



Product @Square. Prior: built Canvas @occipital, co-founder @Fetchnotes, VP @Benzinga, and chief opinionator @michigandaily.

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