It was definitely a hard choice to make. I lived in the Boulder area for over four years and loved it. The community in and around Boulder is one of a kind. People truly want to help each other succeed and it’s very easy to get plugged in to the great people there. It’s also full of great views, hiking, and tons of sun. I still think it’s a great place to build a company and is an especially great community for first time entrepreneurs to find their legs. While getting started with Torbit, though, my partner and I had a tough choice to make. Where did we want to build this company?
There wasn’t any one reason we decided to move, it ended up being a mix of lots of different factors (both personal and professional). Josh and I wanted to grow our professional network in the Bay area, my wife and I were looking for a change in our personal lives, my wife was going through a bit of a career change, and we didn’t think there would be any better time to move out to CA (we don’t have kids or a house yet). In the end we decided this company would probably be a good fit for CA and we were personally ready to make that change.
It was fun for me to look back at my first post after I arrived in Boulder. The car was again packed pretty ridiculously, but this time we had two cars to drive out. My then girlfriend, now wife came along for the ride as well. And of course, the drive was mostly tedious and boring, but when we got here there was a lot of great stuff to see.
I look forward to meeting new people, finding new restaurants, and seeing what great opportunities CA will bring.