Matt Galligan of Circa on Failure, Work/Life Balance, and Beer

October 9, 2012

3:00 pm

Matt Galligan is crafting his third startup.  The first two, Socialthing and SimpleGeo, were acquired by AOL and Urban Airship, respectively.  This time around, he and fellow co-founder Ben Huh (CEO at Cheezburger) are taking on mobile news.

Tech Cocktail caught up with Matt Galligan to learn more about Circa, the importance of failure, why entrepreneurs need to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and his post-tech career as a beer enthusiast.

Watch the full video with Matt Galligan. The interview was filmed at Tech Cocktail Sessions in San Francisco, CA at pariSoma. It is also part of the Tech Cocktail Conversations podcast – subscribe on iTunes.

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When Zach Davis isn’t getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail’s Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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