Photo: Tristan Walker
After 2.5 years at Foursquare, one of its earliest employees, Tristan Walker, is heading to the venture side.Here’s the farewell post on his blog:
Once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky, you nail your dream job. It happened to me a little over two and a half years ago when I walked onto the 5th floor at 36 Cooper Square. From day one, the opportunity at foursquare enabled me to think big, take risks, re-imagine what’s possible … and following an incredible journey, I have decided to resign from foursquare to pursue my next big dream.
The past two and a half years spent with the foursquare team have been nothing less than life-changing and it has left me incredibly thankful and inspired. It’s been an amazing experience to watch us grow from 3 to over 100 and my love for the company runs deep – it always will.
I am extremely proud of the hand I had in shaping foursquare’s future and helping us with a bunch of first-evers for the company and industry as a whole. I thank Dennis for his incredible support, partnership and friendship every step of the way.
As for what’s next, I have accepted an offer from Andreessen Horowitz to be an Entrepreneur in Residence, a spot where I can work with a blank slate, people are encouraged to think big, and the opportunities are endless…
Here’s the email Walker sent to Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai that got him the early job at Foursquare. For more on the history of Foursquare, check out how the check-in startup was founded.
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