Mark Flood

Austin, Texas, US

Mark's Skills
Business Development
Programming
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Mark

In 2011 my business partner and I launched ThumbTalk(http://signalnews.com/thumbtalk-take-picture-get-feedback-thumbs-up-or-thumbs-down-821), a social picture sharing application in which pictures are deleted from the recipients device upon their response (sound familiar?). We invested over $25,000 of our own capital. After launch, our developer suddenly moved to Italy. Over the course of the next few months, things deteriorated to the point that we gave up. In hindsight, we should have kept going.

The lesson I came away with was that due to my lack of technical knowledge, I could not effectively manage our developer. Since then, I have dedicated a large portion of my time to becoming a Full Stack Developer. I'm currently working on a MEAN project. I'm open to continue work on this with a more advanced co-founder or hopping on board another project.

Working with people is where my career began, and now I've added some technical knowledge which allows me to operate in just about any part of a business. I'm interested in starting or joining a company that is looking to be PROFITABLE from the start before outside investment is even considered.