More on my business history here:
I’m 43 but you’d never know it… unless you looked at me, then you’d have a pretty good idea.
The response I usually get is that it is so simple that it seems like it must already exist. But it doesn’t. Yet it should. So we’re going to form the team to build it. Make sense?
It’s at the wireframe stage with some volunteer work being put in to keep things moving while we build the team. I’m committing over $100k, and we have outside angel investors ready to join. We are looking for one or two more investors, but only for the value they can add (experience and contacts) rather than the money. This should get us through the first 12 months.
I don’t expect anyone to join without knowing more, but nobody needs to know more unless we feel like we’d work really well together. But I will say that enough people have seen the pitch and the wireframes to know what people think… and they really, really like it.
Damn you and your good ideas!! I’m trying to [insert problem here] and wishing your [insert idea here] was actually up and running!! So frustrating!! …SW
I think it’s a cracking idea and definitely has legs …SP
Just build it already! …(half of YBF)
Stop stuffing around and go back to a real job …Mum
- CEO/CFO/Marketing/Sales – FILLED (by me)
- Back-end developer – VACANT
- Front-end developer – VACANT
- UX/UI – VACANT
(Note the lack of words like “ninja” and “rockstar”. It was tempting, but I controlled myself.)
I’d be willing to start with two tech people plus myself if they had the right skills between them, but not one. I’m building a team, not a partnership.
One of the team will take on the CTO role. Hopefully it will be obvious who it should be, but if not we’ll toss a coin. Only kidding, we won’t toss a coin – it’ll be a cage match to the death near death.
I once read that you shouldn’t hire someone that you wouldn’t enjoy sitting next to on a long haul flight, and that rule will apply here. If we don’t all feel like we’d enjoy 14 hours sitting 6 inches away from each other then we won’t be doing this.
If you’re only available three days a week for now that’s fine, but the goal would be to get that up to four days relatively quickly. At a stretch we could possibly start with two days a week but, again, not for very long. (One day a week would be ridiculous so don’t even ask).
You must be living in Melbourne for now, but be willing hoping to move to Silicon Valley if it comes to that.
And no offers of paid consulting or contract development work please – that may come soon, but for now the priority is building the core team.
Are you interested yourself? Great, we have a button for that, too!
NOTE: Without wanting to get bogged down in fine print, I hope you will understand when I say that the prize will be paid three months after the person starts work, and only if it is the intention at that time that they remain with the team beyond that point. Also, if two people submit the same name then I will give it to the one that gets in first, unless they’re very close in timing then I’ll split the money. Finally, this prize is being offered to help me find people I don’t already know so please understand if it turns out that I already do know them. In other words, as long as we’re all reasonable about this we’ll all be happy!