A real Silicon Valley garage startup

Maryam, Patrick, and me, got a tour of Maya’s Mom’s workspace yesterday. It was the first Silicon Valley startup that actually is located inside a garage that we’ve done an interview of. Maya’s Mom was started by, well, Maya’s mom. AKA Ann Crady, formerly of Yahoo. We had a nice chat, the site is for parents. Anyway, in this little garage located behind a house on Alma Street in Palo Alto that you’ll see in the video when we get it up (probably in three weeks, I have that many videos in the can) there are actually four startups. This is one thing I love about video. I can actually show you the crazy working conditions. Text just doesn’t do it justice.

Oh, she found the head developer by using LinkedIn. I keep getting bugged by people to use LinkedIn. Sorry, I don’t do that. If you need me, my phone number and email are on the sidebar of my blog. But glad someone is getting value out of it.

14 thoughts on “A real Silicon Valley garage startup

  1. Hashbrown: if you don’t have a blog, this kind of network is very attractive. If you have a blog, it brings more noise than it’s worth. So, don’t take my experience with it as gospel.

    I hate getting messages sent through 15 people I don’t know just to get to me, especially when my freaking email address and phone number are on my blog.

  2. Hashbrown: if you don’t have a blog, this kind of network is very attractive. If you have a blog, it brings more noise than it’s worth. So, don’t take my experience with it as gospel.

    I hate getting messages sent through 15 people I don’t know just to get to me, especially when my freaking email address and phone number are on my blog.

  3. Robert – I’m surprised you were turned off by LinkedIn. I’ve found it to be the only “social networking” site I’ll go near. I thought this type of targeted networking site would appeal to you. I’d be interested to hear you go into more detail about what turns you off to LinkedIn. I’m a pretty new user of LinkedIn so maybe I’m missing the downside.

  4. Robert – I’m surprised you were turned off by LinkedIn. I’ve found it to be the only “social networking” site I’ll go near. I thought this type of targeted networking site would appeal to you. I’d be interested to hear you go into more detail about what turns you off to LinkedIn. I’m a pretty new user of LinkedIn so maybe I’m missing the downside.

  5. Just can’t see the value of paying so you can network on LinkedIn. I always thought human relationships, especially those based on trust, should be free. I ought to be able to communicate with a contact of mine without paying LinkedIn to do it. That’s just silly, and it saddens me that they’ve managed to scare up so many funds from VCs.

  6. Just can’t see the value of paying so you can network on LinkedIn. I always thought human relationships, especially those based on trust, should be free. I ought to be able to communicate with a contact of mine without paying LinkedIn to do it. That’s just silly, and it saddens me that they’ve managed to scare up so many funds from VCs.

  7. Thank you for not jumping on the LinkedIn bandwagon. I thought I was the only one (I’m a developer btw).

  8. Thank you for not jumping on the LinkedIn bandwagon. I thought I was the only one (I’m a developer btw).

  9. That’s awesome and inspiring for us hopeful entrepreneurs. My little group is currently working out of my attice (attic + office).

    It’s also nice to know that LinkedIn has helped others, we’ve been trying to use it to find investors with no luck.

  10. That’s awesome and inspiring for us hopeful entrepreneurs. My little group is currently working out of my attice (attic + office).

    It’s also nice to know that LinkedIn has helped others, we’ve been trying to use it to find investors with no luck.

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