Cities, cycles and San Franciscos return

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  • Like, yes, there’s a huge hype cycle around AI and I think people are flocking to Hayes Valley for some reason, but from the smattering of founders I’ve had coffee with lately?
  • Also, check out all our Pitch Deck Teardowns and other pitching advice, all collected in one handy place for you!Image Credits: Mohd Hafiez Mohd Razali/EyeEm (opens in a new window) / Getty ImagesAs with every hype cycle, accountability and transparency is needed.
  • It feels nice to eavesdrop on conversations and hear people talking about the future, to see bookstores filled until close and to have a full schedule of networking events and happy hours.
  • But people are slowly trickling back: According to Vox, citing LinkedIn data, “over the last 12 months, San Francisco has seen the second-biggest worker population gain of any area in the United States.”It’s been felt.
  • I’m constantly reuniting with people I’ve only known over Twitter DMs and bumping into people — an “I’ve lived here” milestone I’ve only dreamt of.
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