Erlich has shown great generosity in letting Pied Piper continue to use his incubator as offices, long past the point when most companies acquire their own offices. This can obscure the fact that there are other incubees living in the Hacker Hostel, working on their own apps, including the talented Jian-Yang (last name unclear).
After many months of hard work under Erlich’s mentorship, Jian-Yang’s app to help parents find uncrowded playgrounds (a noble aim!) was finally ready to pitch to our friends at Raviga. But despite all his hard work—and a last-minute pivot in response to some legitimate concerns of Monica’s—the app has sadly failed to acquire funding. We at Pied Piper wish to offer support to Jian-Yang at this moment that all tech entrepreneurs experience and is nonetheless always quite hard.
But chin up, young fellow! The Jian-Yang I know—and am occasionally able to successfully converse with—is marked by perseverance, notably in ignoring Erlich’s requests regarding trash disposal. You’ll get ‘em next time, Jian Yang!