Hey all! Jacob here, reporting on last weekend in San Francisco, where Team my.Flow met up for a relaxing weekend of board games, swimming, and eliminating menstrual anxiety.
Ever since the end of HAX, we’ve been grappling with the costs and benefits of our small team. Having a two-founder team is great in a lot of ways. It means our burn rate is low, which is attractive to investors, it makes us very agile in the event that we have to pivot, and it means that we have to divert very little of our energy to overhead and management, as we run so leanly.
However, it’s an undeniable fact that more bodies on the job means more hours worked. To address this, we’ve taken on two excellent interns months away from entering their Masters of Engineering program at Berkeley. With the help of Katie and Vyshaali, who are as committed to improving the period experience as we are, my.Flow is rounding out our team and accelerating our development to get our product out as quickly as possible.
This past weekend, the four of us gathered in our headquarters in San Francisco to plan the next stage of our work, and welcome our newest members. With so much excellent feedback from journalists and potential users, we had a lot to talk about. The week and weekend were spent in intensive work laying out my.Flow’s next steps, and intensive fun swimming in 60-degree water. Because that seemed like a great idea, and we have no regrets.
After spending some team bonding time on the beach, we moved on to PanIQ Room San Francisco, which we crushed. I don’t want to brag, but we beat the Geek room with 15 minutes to spare, which I guess makes a lot of sense as we’re all giant geeks. And I personally recognized most of the video game music on the soundtrack, which I consider to be another victory.
Then it was time for a little trip down memory lane, as we all stopped by Chinatown for dinner! Amanda and I we were surrounded again, oh so briefly, by a bevy of Mandarin signage, none of which we could understand. Dinner in San Francisco Chinatown was a little more expensive than dinner in Shenzhen, but I suppose that’s the price you pay for eating authentic Chinese food a couple blocks down from a Mexican street food cart.
After a week spent bonding and working, it is with a heavy heart that Team my.Flow is back to dividing and conquering, as Katie and I return to the East Coast. As with our product, we hope you had as much fun with this post as we did creating it. We can’t wait to show you what we accomplished together.
Love and Insight,