Nathan LaFratta

Falls Church, Virginia, US

Nathan's Skills
Programming
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Nathan

I've worked for nearly 10 years as a software engineer in both the .Net and Java worlds. As a consultant, I've worked on various projects including government, non-profit, e-commerce, and healthcare. I am constantly working on my own ideas- often based on my personal experience. I wrote an application for tracking medical finances (http://healthspense.com). I have recently released the core libraries upon which I build my applications on NuGet (https://nuget.org/packages?q=zirpl) and I plan to open-source them in the near future. I am passionate about the projects I pursue, always looking for ways to learn new skills (both technical and business), am willing and excited to take on the varying demands of a startup, and enjoy collaborating with people with a similar approach.

I bring a lot of passion to the ideas I pursue. Once I get excited and decide it's an idea worth pursuing, I dive in fully. I bring a lot of technical experience and am a rock-solid software engineer. But I am always aware of the lean, "good enough" approach often needed for a startup to succeed. I am inspired by business-focused books such as The Lean Startup, Duct Tape Marketing, and The Founders Dilemma. As such, I am willing and eager to be involved in the creative and business side of a startup, especially in the early years when everyone needs to play a broader role than they may be used to.

Looking for business development, sales and engineering talent to join our subscription services startup.