Hello San Francisco! I left this magnificent City in September 2013 after graduation from my MBA program from Hult Business School. I was looking forward to come back. We were planning the trip with my wife and luckily it happened! A lot has changed in my life since I left the City. This time I came here neither as a student, not as an leisure visitor. Business is the main reason I came here. In 2014 I launched Valley Wizard and I joined CityHour. Both projects are global and will live in San Francisco.
We arrived on June 10th. We checked-in at Vertigo Hotel at Nob Hill close to Union Square.
Next morning I took BART to the East Bay, rented a car and rushed to Mountain View to take part in an investment conference. We just opened the next seed round at CityHour and started raising $1.5M. This was the reason I came to Silicon Valley Open Doors.
I was pitching on June 12th. Well, this was the first experience. I felt I was not ready enough. People said it was ok. My wife said it was close to perfect. Still I know we need to work on many things. I am glad we started this journey.
Jet leg and two days at the conference were pretty hard. I felt pretty tired. Still on Friday June 13th I went to meet Jim my mentor from IBM and Yassi from ISSIP.
The weekend was cool. We visited Carmel, took the 17-mile drive, enjoyed the sun, the ocean, spent the next day in Santa Cruz. Very good experience.
The journey continues. I am meeting a lot of people. We are very busy, but it’s a real fun!