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Abhi Lokesh

Abhi Lokesh

Co-founder and CEO at @fractureme. Husband to Aimee. Proud papa of Ari, Rajah, and Bella. Master of naps + The Office. Fan of peanut butter + pizza.

We Built Tech City: The Journey to Our New Home

A few months ago, we moved into our new home — a 30,000 sq. ft. fully solar-powered facility to help take us into the next era of Fracture. It was a huge project — one of the most complicated things we’ve ever done — but it was totally worth it. I thought you might want to take a look back at where we started, and how all of this happened. Humble Beginnings The first place that we found was a …

Dear Ari

Dear Ari, About three months ago, I met you for the first time. Love, panic, awe, fear, admiration, anxiety…I didn’t think it was possible to feel so many different emotions at once. As I get closer to celebrating my first Father’s Day with you, I’ve tried to step back just a little and see if I can explain to you what I’ve learned about being a dad. I’m still really new at this gig, so cut me some slack – …

Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve all made them. They rarely stuck. Apparently it’s cool to say they’re not cool anymore. Call me an optimist, but I think the basic idea is a good one – as long as you don’t go overboard but instead keep your resolutions reasonable. No – you can’t learn French by February. Yes – you can close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths a day. Ultimately, I’m a fan of trying to get just a tiny …

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

A few weeks ago, my wife and I got to go on a nice little summer vacation. This one was particularly special since it was also our honeymoon. Seeing how this getaway was a once-in-a-lifetime trip, we decided to indulge and venture abroad to a couple of destinations on our bucket list, namely Ireland, Paris, and London. Full of natural beauty, incredible history, record sunshine, and great food – it was the perfect adventure. We came back with unforgettable memories, …

Finishing Strong in the 4th Quarter

“Holy pumpkin spice and Star Wars Episode VII Batman, we’re in Q4! How on earth are we already here!??” That was my immediate reaction when I realized that Q4 is upon us and that winter is coming. At Fracture we treat Q4 with a blend of impending excitement and nervous anxiety. Even though this isn’t our first rodeo, Q4 (the months between October through December) always finds ways to surprise us. We’ve been experiencing steady growth as a company all …

The Last Lesson of Josh Greenberg.

Nine days ago on Sunday evening, I received the tragic and shocking news that Josh Greenberg had passed away. To the world, Josh was one of the co-founders of Grooveshark, an incredibly popular startup born and grown here in Gainesville, FL that endured for nearly a decade as the pillar of the Gainesville startup community despite incredibly adversarial conditions. To me, Josh was a friend. There are many who knew him better, both personally and professionally. Yet over the past …