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I was rummaging around in some old files today when I came across the original pitch decks for Circa. One in particular was a trip down memory lane: the deck that we put together showing how the app worked for our investors. The deck was dated July 2012, and it would precede our launch by about 3 months. Ultimately you’ll need to have some familiarity with what Circa was to really understand some of this. A few of the things depicted here in the app design actually never made it into the app, and I’ll explain a bit about that as we go on. But without further ado: We were sort of obsessed with this page curl look, so it stuck. One interesting little tidbit…I was really looking for an authentic newspaper page edge look so we actually snagged a San Francisco Chronicle, scanned it in, then made vectors out…

I read the title “Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk — they come from families with money” and just about threw up in my mouth. It was meant to rile the reader up — the typicial link-bait bullshit headline that draws one in: By now, this piece on already cash-wealthy entrepreneurs has been making the rounds a lot so I thought I’d just add my quick thoughts: I was not born with a silver spoon. My parents did just fine and provided for my brother and I well, but had to work incredibly hard just to do that. I didn’t come from a family of money, instead from a family of insanely hard workers. Ryan and I have both carved out a successful path for ourselves having learned from that ethic. While we may not be many, there are some entrepreneurs that weren’t born into big dollars and…