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This is great to hear, glad you're able to get to the right people so quickly!

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Pregnancy doesn't really affect your ability to work (except for complications that require bedrest, and even then you work from home). A newborn does require care from the mother, but many women are able to return to work full time after 6 weeks (and some as early as 3 weeks). She'll probably be on leave for a few weeks after baby arrives, but I'm sure she'll be able to keep an eye on things even while she's gone (this is why the night nurse was invented).

A baby and a career are not mutually exclusive, I just wish people would stop assuming that they are.

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Thanks for making Fb Insights clear, it's a mess in there. You also have to be sure Facebook is reporting the right numbers in the first place.

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Another point to consider is that you can rarely get away with building a native mobile app alone. Unless you create a beautiful utility that is a standalone experience, you'll want to be able to re-engage users via email and perhaps spread the word via Facebook or Twitter, and that requires that you have a regular website for people to land on, and perhaps interact with your app a little bit to increase the chances that they'll download it.

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This is a highly plausible scenario for how the price could have gone from a more sensible $300M to $1B if Instagram said no to a sale and raised a round instead.

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It's a case of put your money where your mouth is

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Ha. Craig would probably do this, and then say "Hold on" while he plunks down his book on Tokyo Art Galleries: http://craigmod.com/journal/kickstartup/

What can I say? The man is prolific.

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The look book was awesome, it brought all the invitations on the site to life. You could curl up on a couch and flip through beautiful stationery at your own leisure. It made it a pleasure rather than a chore by simple getting it off the computer. Tracy, where were you when I got married? I was impressed that Tracy had to learn pdf scripting to pull it off, she learns just about anything, and fast.

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Mmmm alas, I didn't learn PDF scripting (eugh, one of the reasons why I dropped my original startup idea) — it was all painfully done by hand in InDesign. That said, we're looking at scripting for this time around!

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very cool Tracy! I think it takes a certain kind of skill to marry our strengths with customer needs and build something that wins. Great job on the lookbook!

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Just wait till he talks about A/B testing the name from MelonCard to PrivacyPlum to SafeSheperd. How many hours did you spend on that domain name suggestion website?

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PrivacyPig would have been SO much more awesome.

(and i still have it btw)

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Glad to finally know the story!

Are you guys the reason why they locked the 500 offices permanently (so you can only get in with a iPhone app)? Did Dave finally tire of all the ramdom dudes pitching him?

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I (site author) kinda thinks so - that's why we decided to make fun of it from afar

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