Emmanuel

Creator of things, hacker, whiskey walloper, PHD dropout, Ex engineer at Zynga. Currently: Product @willcall. Most recent obsession: running.


Why my first startup in the Valley flopped


On May 1, 2011, I exchanged stability for variability: I quit my job at Zynga and began the journey of building a product and a company with my good friend Ben Bloch. We had good momentum and an excellent support team. We took a small friends-and-family round and began crafting a new communication tool that would enable close friends to quickly…


LES ROCHERS SCULPTÉS DE ROTHÉNEUF


A Day in Saint-Malo (Brittany, Northwestern France)

WE FOUND THE SPOT!


The Pair


I was sitting outside of a cupcake shop in SoHo, next to a pair of elderly people. I could not tell what their relationship was yet, but it was certainly familial. A few minutes later I learned that the two were mother and son.

Few words were uttered between the two. The silence they shared was serene, peaceful, and understanding. Long intervals of silence followed by…


Why my first startup in the Valley flopped


On May 1, 2011, I exchanged stability for variability: I quit my job at Zynga and began the journey of building a product and a company with my good friend Ben Bloch. We had good momentum and an excellent support team. We took a small friends-and-family round and began crafting a new communication tool that would enable close friends to quickly…

Publications edited by Emmanuel

I plan on posting a few short essays in this collection. The subject topic will vary, for now. With enough content, I might re-categorize it.

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The Pair

Various experiences, depicted in photos