Gautham Thyagarajan, Founder

Programmer, Product Manager, Business Developer

San Francisco, California, US

Gautham 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

Gautham is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Marketer Designer Programmer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Skills

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

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Skills

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

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Gautham

== ABOUT ME ==

I quit a well paying software engineering job at a large corporation during mid-to-late 2014 to get a taste of the startup lifestyle. I have since worked for super early stage startups, done freelance and consulting work for small-ish companies as well as gone through a few failed startups of my own.

Through most of 2016, I was on a 7-month backpacking trip through India (mostly in/around the Himalayas) and I've since been on a backpacking Digital Nomad mode.

Professionally, I specialize in writing over-engineered web-facing backends and Go is my current preferred programming language. I can also manage and setup tech teams, work on product design and strategy as well as do business development if it is an industry I understand.

I'm currently based out of India but for my next venture, I hope to relocate to the valley. Since CoFoundersLab has a location filter, I've listed my location as San Francisco. Apologies if I misled you!

== What I look for in a CoFounder ==

While I'm primarily a techie, I value domain expertise highly and tend to invest a lot of time in understanding a business before writing the first line of code. This is the most important aspect that I look for in a CoFounder. I expect them to be thorough, methodical, workmanlike and willing to back their decisions up with research and data.

I'm also particular about working with a clear path towards profitability in mind. If your approach is to get as many users as possible and then "figure something out", there is a good chance I'm probably not so interested in what you are doing.

I fully support NGOs, non-profits, etc but I am currently incapable of investing either time or money into an endeavor along those lines.

If everything else was equal, my preferred cofounder would be a designer who can also write frontend code who's as passionate about the product (and its ecosystem) as I am because between us, we'd have the complete skillset to build a prototype and scale it while being equally invested in the idea.

== Professional Summary ==

Please take a look at my LinkedIn profile (that is continuously updated) http://in.linkedin.com/in/gauthamthyagarajan which you can also use to contact me if you aren't a member of CoFoundersLab.

== Social Media ==

* I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gauthamrandom

* I also have a very not-up-to-date website built on Google's Blogger.com - http://gautham.net

Quote

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success - Elliot Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies