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"Isn't This a Scene out of a Movie?"

Yesterday was a momentous day for the company I co-founded, 3Dsolve. For a variety of reasons, we've made the decision not to publicize the details of the event, but it was a huge step forward for us -- validation of what we've achieved so far and the means to accelerate our growth in the future. I can't imagine us being more pleased right now.

We were trying to wrap everything up at the end of the day and I needed a signature from Joi Ito, who is an investor and advisor of ours. I left him an e-mail saying, "Call me the moment you get this," then, knowing it was still before sunrise in Tokyo, went to put in a kilometer swim at my new gym. I got out of the pool, showered, and walked back to my locker to find a missed phone call from Joi. I called him back right then. The signature wasn't a problem -- he just needed to know where to send it. I looked around, realized there was no one else in the locker room, and went through the deal points with him. As I stood there in my towel, talking pres and posts and ratchets and dollars, I thought to myself, "Isn't this a scene out of a movie?" If it isn't, it should be.

Anyway, congratulations to the entire 3Dsolve team on their acheivement, and thanks to all our friends as well -- including Joi for a bit of last-minute help.


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