Dipping my feet into the startup world back in '07 as co-founder (Lookery) and helping the early mission of another (Lending Club). I then worked at many startups furthering their mission and learning about the startup culture.
After learning from the best in the startup world, I finally launched my own in April 2013 along with a former co-worker. Unfortunately like most startups, not all succeed. My former co-founder decided to pursue other ventures in September of 2013.