Michael Roman, Founder

Business Developer

New York, New York, US

Michael 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

Michael is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Mining

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Finance
Michael is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Mining

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Sales
Marketing
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Michael

I am an entrepreneur and founding member of a VC backed recycled diamond trading firm with global reach. The diamond trade is an old world business, largely untouched by technology. My exposure to the diamond trade made me realize that there are many ways that technology can positively impact the trade, increase transparency and release value. I am particularly obsessed with exploring a few technological implementations.

I have traded and graded diamonds across the globe and I have vast expertise in technical diamond grading, valuations, sales and negotiations as well knowledge of the industry and contacts throughout the trade.

I'm looking for someone with a strong technical background in machine learning or machine vision. Experience with classifier development, feature computation, Hadoop and artificial neural networks are all pluses. I value a strong intellectual curiosity and an open mind. I am deeply excited about the opportunity and look forward to meeting with interested candidates.

Education

Wesleyan University

Economics

- 2009