There was a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus (who I won't pretend to know anything about) who is credited with the quote: "The only constant is change..." There's more to the quotation, but that little truism pretty much sums up an entrepreneur's life. We start companies with the single goal of success, but little thought on stability. We change addresses on a regular basis, we put our startups before our own personal situations, and we pride ourselves on our flexibility.
Well, I like to label myself as an "entrepreneur", so predictably, Father Change has once again shown up at my front door.
When we started Fanzter, we didn't think about exit strategies or even a long-term roadmap. We talked about creating great products that were unique, truly special, and useful, built on top of an incredible technology platform. I know I'm biased, but it's hard to deny that Fanzter's built some great stuff.
I'm an early stage entrepreneur, so as Fanzter now moves into the next phase of it's growth, I've decided the timing is right for me to move on to my next venture. I will continue to serve on Fanzter's board, and I will be keeping in touch with the team often. Fanzter has aggressive plans for the future, and I look forward to watching them unfold.
We have an incredible group of fans and supporters and I want to thank all of you (especially my family) for your endless encouragement. And to the Fanzter family and the teams at Second Avenue Partners and Steamboat Ventures - Thank you for the experience of a lifetime.
Eric Kirsten Co-founder & EVP Fanzter, Inc.