Jonathan Jaffe, Founder

Product Manager

Berkeley, California, US

Jonathan is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Jonathan is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

30 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Marketing
Sales
Finance
Product Management
Managing People
Jonathan is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

30 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Managing People
Finance
Marketing
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Jonathan

I've been a security systems architect for over a decade and have a strong understanding of enterprise system applications and systems infrastructure. More recently, I have been a product manager at a very large enterprise services company, and have brought one enterprise security product to market, and I'm close to bringing another. While having worked on the enterprise-side Internet technologies, my real passion is consumer-focused technology, and the high quality thereof.

Incidentally, I am also an attorney with significant litigation experience in consumer privacy issues.

I have a product idea for the consumer market. It is an identity verification service. Customers will be primarily web-based service companies that would benefit from having their users' identities verified. Using our service gives our customers a competitive advantage, higher margins from lower rates of fraud, and the ability to sell value-added services. Our service has the potential to completely reshape consumer Internet use by creating a degree of accountability and trust not yet present, but the need for which is bubbling at the surface of the next stage of the Internet economy.

I am looking for one or two co-founders to work with me to drive this idea forward to a working prototype. Ideally, one cofounder would be a full-stack engineer; another would be an exceptionally convincing sales person with strong marketing experience.

I will provide the back-end system design and implementation. This can include creating the underlying application support infrastructure, i.e., application engines, databases, cloud infrastructure). However, I would like the technical co-founder to have full-stack experience, and the knowledge of or willingness to learn how to write a RESTful interface so I can handle the business formation, market analysis, business plan, marketing, and search for investment capital. Similarly, if we had a cofounder strong in marketing, I could focus even more on the remaining tasks.

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Architecture

- 1991

UNiversity of Washington, Seattle

International Studies

- 1995

University of San Francisco, School of Law

Juris Doctor(J.D.)

- 2009