Mark Liu, Founder

Programmer

Chicago, Illinois, 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

Business Developer

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Sales
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Mark

I enjoy building companies and am always looking for good long-term partners. I sold my first company after 2 years, but I am looking at a much longer play with my current venture. I'm a hacker at heart (https://github.com/mliu7), but learned a little about business after taking two companies through The Iron Yard Accelerator (http://www.theironyard.com/accelerator) and acting as CEO of the first company.

My current company is called Upkeep Charlie. We are a network of service professionals who perform household maintenance tasks. We are making this traditional business model scalable by augmenting it with technology: an easy to use iPhone app that allows you to book many types of jobs immediately.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Finance
Education

UCLA

Computer Science and Engineering

- 2007

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Computer Science

- 2009

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Environment and Resources

- 2011

Accelerator/Incubator

The Iron Yard