Left Kanga. Free Agent. Onwards.
|Farza||Nov 9, 2019|
Hey all. I know I already sent my weekly email!
But, bittersweet announcement.
I left Kanga about 7 weeks ago. I joined the company in January as their CTO + first technical employee, started the codebase from zero, hired the team, and got to launch multiple products to 1000s of users alongside some of the most talented people a guy could ask for. It’s not every day some random 23-year-old nobody gets to be the CTO of a venture-backed startup. It was absolutely awesome and I’ll remember it forever.
I’m sure a lot of you already saw this coming since I stopped mentioning Kanga in these emails and have been talking about a bunch about my next thing. So, now at least it’s official.
There is no juicy drama here. I’m still homies with everyone at the company. The team is continuing to work on Kanga and is actually building something pretty dope right now. Words can’t describe how hype I am for them.
I’m sure a lot of you are wondering why I would leave Kanga if it was going well and is going well right now. One of the biggest reasons is that I felt content with what I achieved there. I worked like an absolute madman every single day and got to take a company from just an idea I was working on in my parent’s house to hiring + leading a full team in New York City aligned on a vision to build something awesome for gamers. I learned a lot from the people around me and they learned some stuff from me. Simply put, I was happy with the work I did + the learnings I had and it felt right to move onward to other things where I feel I can continue growing at an extreme pace.
So, what’s next? Good question. I’m not sure exactly what it is yet but I know it’s startups :). Either starting one myself or joining one that seems promising. I’ll be in San Francisco next week to hang out w/ some homies + network + get inspired.
Help me out.
Please help me out by checking out my tweet here and hitting it with a RT. You should also check it out because I made a special, revolutionary version of my resume.
Also, if you know anyone working on something interesting, hmu! I’d love to connect.