Andrew Pickin, Founder

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Programmer, Engineer, Business Developer

Manchester, United Kingdom

Andrew 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

Andrew is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Business Developer Product Manager

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology Ecommerce Mobile

Skills

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

Can commit to working

1 hours per week

Is able to invest

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

Relevant industries

Technology Ecommerce Mobile

Skills

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

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Andrew

I am currently co-founder and CTO of two fashion search engines in Turkey and India. I'm half-Turkish which is why I launched a site in Turkey. We launched in India because it's a growth market. Our sites are similar to the US site www.shopstyle.com. In Turkey we are the leading fashion search engine with around 1.2 million visits per month.

I'm working part-time on the fashion sites and have time to get involved with other projects. I have some ideas for a mobile dating app and would like to find partners to work on that. I'm also open to partnering with other founders/startups.

I'm not a fully-qualified developer but I'm experienced managing developers, and have often outsourced development work to Ukraine and Belarus. I'm comfortable with most programming languages/technologies including PHP, MySQL, Solr, Apache, Lucene, Python, Java, JavaScript, Linux, etc.

I'm also fairly experienced with ecommerce in general, and with search engine optimisation and PPC (AdWords and Facebook Ads).

Education

University of Bristol

MSc, Computer Science

2010 - 2011

University of Cambridge

BA, Philosophy

2004 - 2006

University of Warwick

BSc, Mathematics

2000 - 2003