The CEOs Brain is a randomly-delivered newsletter where I share my candid and unfiltered thoughts on being a CEO of a startup here in Silicon Valley.

It started as a personal note to friends and the word got out; it’s bigger now.


Why Should You Listen to Me?

Good question… instead, let me share with you why I started writing this newsletter and you can be the ultimate judge. 👩🏻‍⚖️

Once upon a time, I became a CEO of a venture backed company in San Francisco. I was wholly unprepared, especially since I’ve never really wanted that particular title or role; I’ve always been a technical founder, happy to build in the background.

But building a startup is hard and I needed help, badly. So, I started emailing my good friends once a week, leaders who were “in the trenches” with me: CEOs, startup founders, entrepreneurs and indie app creators with whom I had gotten to know over the years and who authentically knew what THE STRUGGLE was really all about.

Hell, they were living it with me! So, I kept going—writing once a week on topics like:

  1. My experience as a vc-backed startup founder / CEO here in SF / SV.

  2. Managing the tension between work and family.

  3. My obsession with bitcoin and the metaverse.

That’s pretty much it. Hope you find it meaningful, refreshing, and encouraging… because that’s why I started writing this thing in the first place.

Chat soon.

JOHN METACREATOR