Michael Rohrbaugh, Founder

Business Developer

Los Angeles, California, US

Michael is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Michael is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

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

Relevant industries

Ecommerce

Skills

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

About Michael

I received my B.A. from Yale University and my MFA in film directing from UCLA. Professionally, I possess an extensive background working in television On-Air Promotions, serving as a writer/producer/editor for MTV, Nickelodeon, and The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). I am also a rising feature and TV director, repped by the management company Energy Entertainment. My background as a creative professional has positioned me well to excel as an entrepreneur, particularly, for the product I am currently developing; aptly named Gratify.

In launching Gratify, I will be leveraging my strong and established relationships within TV and film, specifically in the realm of On-Air Promotions, Cross Marketing, and Ad Sales. Based upon initial conversations, my team has already generated significant interest from leaders in tech, finance, and TV; including contacts at MTV, TNT, LOGO, USA, JP Morgan, Cooley LLP., and Microsoft.

GRATIFY is an advertising/e-commerce platform. Based on our market research, GRATIFY represents a transformative idea, one that many people describe as "inevitable," and yet completely achievable from a technical standpoint. From a profit standpoint, GRATIFY possesses a clear, actionable strategy for generating immediate and sizable revenue. We are now in search of a visionary engineer and technical co-founder, particularly, a candidate with tested experience building user-friendly interactive interfaces. Please ping me if you're interested in hearing more.

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

Yale University

Bachelor's of Arts

- 2004

UCLA

MFA

- 2010