Mark S, Founder

Programmer

Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Mark is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Mark is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Marketer Business Developer

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Product Management
Marketing
Managing People
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Mark

I recently sold a profitable business in the brand protection / IP monitoring space, now looking forward to the next thing.

I founded my previous business on a simple but clever idea for finding previously unavailable information related to trademark violations on the internet (back then we used to say "the internet"), and it became almost instantly and continuously profitable for the next 13 years after a small initial investment in hardware and hosting services. The trademark information practically sold itself, customers wanted it, we sold it to them, word of mouth, networking, conferences brought in more customers, it was relatively simple.

My current idea will take place in the mobile space, and needs a critical mass of users to be interesting, therefore a strong focus on conceptual and marketing issues will be central at all stages of development. Technical execution and sales will not be enough.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Education

Oberlin College

Bachelor's of Arts

- 1990