Ch, ch, ch – changes

End of the year but I have kicked off my life changes in earnest as a close to 2019.

Obviously some of you know that I am no longer a VC and have made the shift to a tech management role at AWS ASEAN.

This also means I won’t be doing so much social media or yup – blogging. For the most part I don’t have the time for it and I also don’t have a need to cast a wide net of content in hopes of getting attention. The VC needed that more than the manager at AWS.

However, it doesn’t mean I don’t have something to say but what I want to say has morphed. As a former VC, there is stuff I want to say about it but mostly from the lens of helping those who think they want to be a VC and helping those who think they want to take VC money.

I have stuff about life I want to say and well, I love to write but I need to figure out a better process.

My own consumption habits have changed a ton with most of my consumption either being podcasts or email newsletters. I don’t have time for a podcast so that leaves me one option.

A newsletter.

I don’t know if anyone cares or if I will be any good at it but I’m game if you are.

If at least 25 peeps sign up at :: michaelsmithjr.substack.com then I will give it a go. No promises on how often and how much but I will give it my best effort.

It’s free of course since this exercise has never been about making a living.

Merry Christmas.

Next stop – AWS

I usually write a blog post when I change gigs. I think that has been the custom here for the 10 years I have been pretending to blog.

I will probably write up more about the transition some day but for now it just is what it is.

Let’s recap the past posts:

Site origin post while I was at Yahoo :: https://seedvc.blog/2009/10/27/what-is-this-site/

Leaving Yahoo for Spuul :: https://seedvc.blog/2012/03/27/focus/

Appearing at HOOQ :: https://seedvc.blog/2015/07/26/slight-hiatus/

SeedPlus launch :: https://seedvc.blog/2016/05/31/and-now-you-know-the-rest-of-the-story/

Now I am at AWS and too busy figuring stuff out to write much more but you will still be seeing me in the startup ecosystem.

Till I get settled, things will probably be pretty quiet around here.