Hello from Austin!
This week I wanted to share that after seven wonderful years, I’m leaving my full-time role at GrandPad.
Starting this company was an incredible journey, and I’m so thankful for all the wonderful people I’ve worked with along the way.
At this point, I’m more confident than ever in the team’s ability to reach our mission of connecting millions of seniors. I’ll still be involved as an advisor to the company but will be leaving my day-to-day role.
When my dad and I started GrandPad, I was 18 years old and a freshman in college. This has been the only “real job” I’ve had, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one.
The decision to leave didn’t come easy, but ultimately, I’m ready for a new chapter and am looking forward to starting something new.
To commemorate my time at GrandPad, I’ve written a long-form article about the founding journey. You can read it below.
The Founding Story of GrandPad
From One to One Million
Traveling home from our family Christmas, my dad and I had a strange realization. We had flown over 2,000 miles to visit my Grandparents, yet we had spent most of our holiday fixing their wifi, updating their computer, and troubleshooting a myriad of tech issues. All of this instead of spending time with them.
Paradoxically, the very technology we were troubleshooting was the same reason we couldn’t effectively keep in touch when we were back in California. My grandma had hearing loss that hearing aids couldn’t fix, making it impossible for her to hear us on phone calls. The only option at the time was Skype, which allowed her to read our lips, and for us to type in the chat.
In theory, this should have worked great. It didn’t.
If you’re interested in what I’ll be doing next, I’m excited to share that I’ll be starting something completely new.
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As always, thanks for reading!