We’re moving to Berlin
I am excited to announce that I’ve accepted the COO position at www.iliketotallyloveit.com and Beatrix and I are moving to Berlin on January 1st.
On May 24th Bea and I flew to Germany to get married and go on a much-needed honeymoon. You hear of little girls having dream weddings, well this was my dream wedding. As a kid, I wanted to get married in an old European church as my mother and father did. It was a beautiful wedding and I was blessed to be married to such a wonderful lady.
After the wedding, Bea and I took a little day trip to France to have coffee, cake and reflect on the near future. We were sitting in a little café in Strasbourg and I said in passing, “wouldn’t it be great to live in Europe.” Bea agreed and added that we only have a limited opportunity to do so before we have kids in school.
The following weekend we from Saint a Vault to Berlin Sunday Bea and I settled into a great apartment in an amazing part of Berlin called Prenzlauer Berg and I felt strangely at home immediately.
I read that TechCrunch was having its first Meetup while I was in town and I wanted to see what the Tech Scene in Berlin was like, so I emailed Nicholas MacGowan von Holstein and luckily he responded by getting me on the list.
I was shocked by how many people showed up and meet a lot of great people. I knew that night that Berlin was a possible city for me to live.
I keep in touch with many of the people I meet but one German in particular Malte Gösche, iliketotallyloveit.com.
When I got back to New York my Rezorter.com proposal was on the desk of SkiNet.com and I had free time so we worked out a short term contract and I began to put together a business plan with Malte.
The business plan took longer than we expected, but every day I was more excited about the companies potential.
This month I’ve been negotiated terms to come on board fulltime.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
After a successful presentation
Sitting at Pasternak in Prenzlauer Berg Berlin having a large Russian beer after a successful presentation to investors at zanox. Proud.
Zanox Web Services Contest
Our company, iliketotallyloveit.com, has been selected as one of the top ten finalists in the Zanox Web Services Contest 2008 for 1 Million Euros. I’m in Berlin presenting with the CEO Malte.