Meaghan and I arrived in San Francisco this morning. I’m here to speak at the Women 2.0 PITCH conference on Tuesday, but we figured that we might as well take the opportunity to take a long weekend vacation. I’m speaking to help raise funding for a potential future partnership in a company whose software I helped to build back in 2006 called Ascend Financials. Ascend will help you to plan, track, and manage your budgets either as a young startup, mature business, or simply for your personal accounts. LeAnne (CEO of Ascend) and I will be taking the stage on Tuesday in an attempt to raise venture capital to take the business to the next level.
In the meantime Meaghan and I are having a fantastic time exploring this incredible city. We had an early flight this morning (6:25am!) and then a stinky ride on the BART light-rail system (it smells like poo in there) arriving at our hotel shortly after 10:00am. Apart from the malodorous thirty minutes on the rail it was a very smooth journey. We started out our day with a shower and a nap before going in search of some lunch, which we found at the Daily Grill. This afternoon we walked around the city taking in the sights and creating some photographs. Tonight we’re planning to watch the Chinese New Year celebrations; a parade that is happening only blocks from our hotel. Pictures are coming. I just need to commit and finally purchase a copy of Lightroom; my trial expired last month.