I founded Crowdholding with a friend in 2016, aiming to build the world's first collaborative social network. We worked on an unpaid basis for a year before we landed some angel investment, and quickly accelerated that into a seed round. Having grown the website from just an idea to hundreds of thousands of users has been quite a journey. It's still standing but has lost much of the momentum it had. I'm proud of having got this far in the startup journey and feel far more experienced for my next venture.