I'm in San Fran. There's that familiar, weird mouldy smell that all the houses have. The wafting smell of pot from shuffling walkers, and the legal marijuana place that our (superb) airbnb apartment is above. The bright, bright sunshine!
It's been too long, again, since I've had a chance to blog properly. GDC makes me nostalgic for times when blogging was central to my experience here; this trip is mainly about VC & funding meetings.
Raising money for an unusual startup in a recession sure ain't easy, but going by our one pitch on Friday here, it's pretty enjoyable: a sunny drive down to Menlo Park; a nice wait in a book-lined foyer with 3D printed art by Bathsheba Grossman (Lev "The Magicians" and Austin "Soon I Will Be Invincible"'s sister!) scattered about, and an immensely positive meeting with a chap who asked about life stories and who was wonderfully warm and chatty.
California definitely makes things lovely. Tonight: dinner with friends \o/