The JyMob Blog

Musings of the founder of a failed startup

Adios jymob.com

Death makes us uncomfortable. We accept that like we have to. I am announcing that jymob.com is a thing of the past. It’s a little late to do so and I kept paying linode to keep my website up, but now I have completely deleted everything without taking the backup. That’s how close it can get to death.

Calling JyMob a startup was never close to Paul Graham’s definiton of a startup. I couldn’t build a vibrant community around a solo experiment I started with Deepa Joshi a few years ago. There are many reasons of my failure, but I believe I am a wise man as a result of this failure. Yet again, I have proved to myself that a startup is harder than the hardest thing anyone dares to do. Creating a sticky product or ecosystem for more than a decade is extraordinarily hard and you’d be better off not doing it, unless, of course, you are able to do it. Any founder of a startup, big or small, is worthy of appreciation.

I have been happily employed elsewhere and will keep programming the kind of things I can (or cannot) program.

Jymob.com is dead! Long live (and prosper) everything else. But yes, this blog may live more (at some point Medium may kill it, hopefully for the better).