Dave Soane, Founder

Programmer

Durban, South Africa

Dave 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

Dave is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Marketer Business Developer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Sales
Marketing
Product Management
Technical
Dave is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Dave

PLEASE NOTE : I AM LOOKING FOR A PARTNER IN THE USA - NOT SOMEONE LOCAL TO ME !

I have been a software developer since 1986. Since 2002 I have developed a cloud-based, automated data transfer solution. Think of a combination of DropBox, Google Drive and Amazon S3, but on steroids.

It ran for a number of years, proving the basic concept. Unfortunately, my lack of marketing expertise, plus the fact that I live in South Africa, caused it to stop operating in 2012.

I am looking to launch it again, and the States is the obvious place to start. But I need a partner to handle the entire business side of things, commercialize it, and bring it to market. Funding will also be needed.

I am willing to work in the new enterprise that is set up (either in the USA, if I am allowed to work there, or remotely), or else simply sell the system outright.

Website : www.internedi.com

Myself : I am a 57 year old male, innovative and intelligent (member of Mensa). I like difficult problems that can be solved with software - I wrote a TCP/IP stack in 1999, and wrote a program to solve a real-life jigsaw puzzle in 1997.

Prospects for the company : The cloud data transfer sector has got huge over the last few years, but there's still lots of space in it, especially for a solution like this that is significantly different from other ones on offer.

My ideal candidate : Someone who has experience of commercializing and bringing to market technical systems, and who can arrange funding.

Education

Technikon Natal

Diploma in Light Current Electronics

- 1983