It was 10 years ago today that Brian Roddy and I drove to Sacramento to incorporate Reactivity (Bryan Rollins, our 3rd founder, wasn’t here yet). Seems like a lifetime ago — I wondered when we did that whether we’d make it 10 years, since the vast majority of new enterprises fail much sooner. We didn’t make it all 10, but we made it more than 9, with Brian and Mike and Peter and others selling the company to Cisco a little under a year ago now.
I spent a lot of time thinking about those 10 years on my run today — it was such an important period in my life I don’t know that I’ve really been able to process it. What I do know is that starting Reactivity and working on it with Brian, Bryan, Mike and many, many others over the years is something that I’m very proud of, and I know that it’s shaped much of how I think about the world in general, and the tech biz specifically.
Anyway, nothing profound — just thought I’d note the anniversary.