Lutfur Rehman, Founder

Engineer, Product Manager

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lutfur 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

Lutfur is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Product Manager Business Developer Engineer

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology Consumer Products Hardware

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
User Experience
Fundraising
Strategy
Operations
Business Development
Product Management
Sales
Design
Marketing
Technical
Finance
Lutfur is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

60 hours per week

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Relevant industries

Technology Consumer Products Hardware

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Product Management
Finance
Marketing
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Lutfur

I’m seeking to partner with a dynamic, intelligent and entrepreneurial CTO (or perhaps 2 individuals) with advanced knowledge on FPGAs, Microprocessor/VHDL programming, PCB design etc. I've formed a new IoT startup focusing on high end and innovative LCD controllers and encapsulated displays for the signage and multimedia markets (ranging from 5.5" through to 84"). Most boards will be designed around the latest chipsets/scalers/SoCs (think Realtek/Mstar/ST or proprietary FPGAs) and the current product range and roadmap is cutting-edge (e.g. MIPI HDMI controller for the iPhone 6S, H.264 IP streaming of HDMI with custom control GUI, RS232 HMI display for OSD control of TV etc.).Your reverse-engineering and hacking knowledge (component level) will be tested as well as your ability to churn out gerbers for anything ranging from H.264 encoders/decoders to high end 8K4K FPGAs. Board level stuff aside, we will be working on a range of high brightness displays to compete against the likes of NEC, Samsung and LG.

About Me: I'm a friendly and chilled 'hardware guy' with +8 years experience as a OEM of controllers for LCD displays and related peripherals. I'm responsible for several cutting-edge products e.g. the 1st commercial 2K display and 5K controller as well as having my own 8ch LVDS, Vx1 and eDP board. I've spent considerable time in China and know what stuff costs and how to get things done (although, I rarely box-shift opting to manufacture and assemble here in the UK).

I can probably self-fund (small budget) and have my own 5000 sqf space in Birmingham UK. My business acumen and commercial awareness will be complemented by your exceptional electronic design skills - but its important we gel and get along as a team. I work 18 hours a day and require commitment along the same lines and whilst there's no immediate salary for either of us (until the products are ready for market launch), the usual share/equity splits are guaranteed. As cliched as it sounds, I genuinely believe this to be a life changing opportunity.

Quote

Be nice to geek’s, you’ll probably end up working for one - Bill Gates

Education

University of Birmingham

Mechanical Engineering

- 2006

Certification

none

Accelerator/Incubator

None

Co-working Space

Regus

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