You could bowl me over with a feather. I absolutely can't believe it!
Congratulations, sir. Reproduction by the two of you has a nearly 100% chance of yielding phenomenal results.
BTW - There's some research to suggest that children born to mothers who drink a small quantity of alcohol on a regular basis during pregnancy are higher IQ than those who abstain completely. I hope to join you for one of those drinks :-)
Congratulations. And have fun!
6. Parallel Startups - At first I thought you meant you were having twins ;-)
Congratulations, Dharmesh! However, I'm certain that this will be a capital intensive "project" - the most expensive members of our household are 5 and 3 :)
Dharmesh...you will join me in the ranks of the awe-struck and humbled "founders" in this particular startup endeavor.
I've (so far, so good) launched two of these "enterprises" into the world (or at least into Carnegie Mellon and Virginia Tech). One more to go. The financial dividends are seriously, solidly, spectacularly negative--but the emotional ones are solidly inestimably in the black.
Congrats to you and your wife Dharmesh!
Congratulations Dharmesh! That's fantastic!
Amazing news Dharmesh! Love the post.
Congratulations to you and Kirsten. You inspire a good majority that still wakes up dreaming to start somethig but doesn't go that extra mile.
I am so glad I got to meet you at NewComm Forum.
Congrats Brian!!! HubSpot rocks and I am sure this new venture will rock too!
Congrats! I think you'll find that this "enterprise" is going to be far more difficult, complicated, expensive, rewarding, fulfilling, and joyous than any business you could ever hope to start. Good luck.
Congratulations... this is likely to be the most challenging of start-ups as you can never sell out :)
Congrats! At least we know that you really won't be losing sleep staying up with the baby.
Dharmesh...fabulous news! This new start up may be a bit less capital intensive to start...but it comes with a major capital expense in about 18 years (as I am learning myself!). I am sure you both are tremendously excited (as is Uncle Vipul!). Could not be happier for you. Cheers!
Ok, I SOOO Read that wrong! Dharmesh I am soo happy for you!!!! I ACTUALLY thought this was another venture..then I read the 2nd sentence...lol..clearly you will rock at this venture!
So does that mean we'll soon be seeing baby.grader.com?
Congrats! Your most important MVP yet!
Congrats Dharmesh and Kirsten.
Wishing you all the best in the next chapter in your lives.
Congrats to you and the missus, Dharmesh! What an exciting time for both of you!
Congrats Dharmesh, this is very exciting news! I like that you aren't going to take a ton of money this time and will go the self funded route. Looking forward to the launch in January 2011!
Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Having a child truly is a blessing.
I love how you tied this to a new startup...very entertaining to read! What about #8 Exit Strategy? I'm guessing you're looking at about an 18 year exit :-)
Keep us posted on your new "startup".
Oh, and don't listen to Rand :-)
GAH! My husband told me about this sometime in the early hours of the morning. I consequently freaked out and could not sleep.
THAT'S how excited I am to have a mini Dharmesh/Kirsten in the world. :)
Congrats to you both!
Very exciting! Hopefully you can blog more about your progress soon. BTW, definitely enjoyed the fact that some of your posts were on @hearablog so I could listen while driving.
Congratulations to you and your wife, Dharmesh! Enjoy as this project becomes the Hub of your life and all the spot light is on it...
Congrats! Hope all the best for your family!
Congratulations, Dharmesh! I look forward to your posts on time management, how to stay up late, how to multitask, etc. I do hope that the frequency of your blog posts will keep up in spite of an additional startup.
Congratulations, as a mother of 4 children and a few businesses...i think the richness of the diversity of this particular portfolio enhances all other ventures immeasurably! Best of luck to you both and wishes for good health and as much rest as possible!
Congratulations, Dharmesh and Kristen! Hopefully the nursery will not be outfitted in HubSpot orange. As a Mom of two (one in college and one in high school) my advise is to prepare for some red ink on the balance sheet. Hope you both enjoy this very special time.
Please take a look, having way to much fun acquiring funding. Ready to go and could be live in 90 days.
Reaching 17 P/Mo. before end of 1st year.
Revenue will be 10 Mill per month befor end of 1st year.
So any directions, suggestions on fund would be helpful. End of current contract with investment banking group that failed, ends 9/13
One word of caution on the difference between product launches. It's very rare for a child to arrive more than two weeks late and they can often arrive a week or two early (something I have yet to see a product do against first ship date target).
Congratulations, Dharmesh and Kirsten! Here's wishing for a healthy addition to the family, and maybe more to come ;)
We need standard term sheets for this sort of deal. Where are the Venture Hacks guys when you need them? ;)
Congrats Dharmesh and Kirsten! I'm really happy to hear this wonderful news!
All the best,
Congrats! As someone living around the corner similarly invested, I would only offer this advice... Relax! the success of this project, despite appearances, is not entirely dependent on you. :-)
Congratulations Dharmesh! That's so awesome!
Alright! First The Real Ben Smith now Dharmesh. Lots of great family moments happening at HubSpot this month.
Dharmesh - when will you be releasing parentgrader.com & babygrader.com? Overjoyed for you and Kirsten!
Congratulations! ... And yes, a newborn can be capital intensive. But you can definitely bootstrap with little contracts on-the-side from friends whose startups is a little older.
Parallel is doable. My first kid was born 2 weeks after My startup went from me only to 3 people. Lots of fun!
The tweet + post title totally got me - congrats to the both of you :)
Congratulations Dharmesh and Kirsten!
Creative as always,Dharmeshbhai!
Many many congratulations to both of you!!!
Congratulations. Something tells me this is going to be the most difficult and most satisfying venture of a lifetime!
Blessings to you and your wife and the little one.
Congrats! I have a little advantage over your new project, I started mine on July 20th.
I did my first start-up already 9 years ago. And I can tell you it need a lot of investment. But the ROI is unbelievable. I also founded 2 sister companies. Which is even more fun!!!
Couldn't be happier for you Dharmesh. Congrats!
Wonderful, wonderful news Dharmesh... congratulations to you and Kirsten.
Mazel Tov, from a new fan. I am reading "Inbound Marketing" now, and it is helping me so much. I can only wish you all the best in future, and hope I can somehow cross paths with you and also offer something of value for YOUR career. All the best, your fan, Keren Eldad
Congratulations on your first child!! Being a parent is the most wonderful thing anyone can experience. About your new startup, sounds exciting, can't wait to hear what it is about, let us know if we can help.
This really is "Double ka Meetha"!
Best thing you will ever do! Congrats!
Welcome to the fun filled world of being a Dad. It changes everything, but the rewards are worth every minute of it!
Congratulations! May it be your most exciting project ever!
Congratulations. You had the perfect "subject line" to get our attention. Enjoy the months of pregnancy and the significant change -- and improvement -- that the birth will bring. Des
Congratulations! I can tell you my now 16 year old daughter was born yesterday... enjoy every minute, it will fly by!
Congratulations to you and Kirsten! This start-up will be more challenging and far more rewarding than any business for you both.
All the best,
I was intrigued by Parallel start-up thing. Knowing you I know you are not into this kind of ventures but more I read I understood. :)
Dharmesh, congratulations to you and the soon expanding family. This showed up in my reader under the startups category so totally fooled me.
I remember when I had my son, I described it in exactly the same manner - startup indeed!
Congrats to you and Kirsten! That is fantastic news.
Congratulations & Have Fun!!!
Congrats to you and your wife Dharmesh! I am sure this new venture will rock too....
Kirsten and Dharmesh - Congratulations to both of you! You are in for the startup of your lives!
A congratulation to you and your wife!!! As with all your ventures I am certain this one will be a resounding success too :)
Welcome to parenthood!
Man, what a post. You are right, having a baby is like embarking on a new project (startup) and that too a long term one. Hope you enjoy the ride :).