Brent Messenger, Founder

Product Manager

San Francisco, California, US

Brent is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Brent is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

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

Relevant industries

Consumer Products

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Brent

I have an idea for a product that would facilitate the sharing of a specific consumer good that millions of Americans already own and millions more rent. It's part of a $9 billion dollar/year industry that is ripe for disruption and I have firsthand knowledge of the niche.

This is a straightforward sharing economy play. We'd be leveraging under-used assets that are owned by people who often have a very strong incentive to make a few extra dollars off them and we'd be connecting them with people who, in many cases, have very limited choice when it comes to renting.

Barriers to entry are relatively low and there are already a few competitors (though they are poorly done and not catering exclusively to this niche), so it's critical that we do an exceptional job with user experience and marketing.

I'd be happy to explain it further on the phone or in person; I've never had a shorter, more concise elevator pitch for a product. And that's how I know it's worth pursuing.

I'm looking for somebody who can build a prototype of the app and eventually build out a team; a Co-founder and CTO. I have lots of experience with Product, a good feel for design and UX, and I'm currently the CMO of a profitable startup, but I can't build the app myself.

I'm thinking the app should be built in Ruby, but that's your call.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Finance
Technical