I'm Wes Huffstutter and I like all things startup, technology and venture capital.
First, Fetchnotes is a good idea. We all have thoughts or notes we want to jot down…Todo items, blog ideas, grocery lists, urls, books we want to read, etc. I used to use notes in my iPhone, email myself, or make paper lists. Fetchnotes has stepped in and made this simple, really simple. If I need shampoo it is simple, I create a new item and type “Shampoo”. I can organize by adding tags. Maybe I get my shampoo at Target so I tag shampoo with #Target and #todo and any other tags that organize my life. Simple right? Now here is the cherry on top. It just so happens that my wife, Amanda, is the one who usually visits Target. Since we are linked (which in typical Fetchnotes fashion is simple to do) I can add it to her Fetchnotes too by adding @Amanda.
“Shampoo #Target #todo @Amanda” …Simple and powerful. Shampoo is now on both of our lists. A few weeks ago I was at Lowe’s getting some items and instead of calling me she just added it to my #Lowes list. Bam, it shows up on Fetchnotes and I bought it. It is just as a powerful tool for teams or organizing your list of great craft brew you want to try.
If you don’t use it, you should.
I like the company but I’m a big fan of co-founders Alex and Chase, they are the right combination of hustler and hacker. They are coachable and thirsty to learn. I enjoy working with them and watching them grow. When they asked me to join their board I was flattered and promptly accepted. I think I caught Chase off guard when I said “yes” so quickly, but I had been watching them for a year.
Needless to say I am proud of the whole Fetchnotes team.
Friday was a good day. My friends over at Fetchnotes always seem to brighten my day. The team is smart, energetic, coachable and has great hustle. I expect big things from them and this will be confirmed by news in a couple weeks. After lunch I was walking down the sidewalk, on my way to the bank to wire Fetchnotes money (full disclosure, I am on their board and an investor) and I was talking on my phone. I’m completely in my own world. I heard “Wes.” Not sure if someone actually called out my name, I turned around and there was this young man. He looked familiar but I couldn’t place him (plus my mind was on my phone call of which the person is still on the line.) He introduced himself and thanked me for a mentoring session a while back. He said he took my feedback, worked on his idea and he got a funded company interested and is working for them, developing his technology. I asked him to email me so we could catch up later.
There is nothing more flattering than being stopped on the street and thanked for mentoring.