No soft landing, no happy ending—we simply failed.
It’s been a long four year journey, full of highs and lows. I am simultaneously incredibly proud, and incredibly disappointed.
I’m incredibly proud of an amazing team and all that they have accomplished. Our most recent product, …
Today a startup called Canvas shut down. The CEO/founder Chris Poole wrote a blog post about it. I thought it was a really elegant and brave way to end things. Startups are hard.
Many people never succeed, but Chris Poole already has one big success under his belt that he can be proud of — 4chan. Doesn’t matter whether you think 4chan is the cesspool of the internet or not, no one can argue that it’s had impact. It’s where Anonymous organizes their protests, it’s where a lot of memes came from, it’s got a lot of users, and is an outlet for a lot of people.
Kudos to Chris