Sheikh

Atlanta, Georgia, US

We invest in early stage startups by building software in exchange for equity.
Sheikh's Skills
Fundraising
Programming
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Strategy
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Sheikh

Managing Director of One Way Labs - http://onewaylabs.com

Early Stage Investments:
One Way Labs invests in early stage startups and builds software in exchange for equity. We look for great founders, solving important problems. We provide a way for nontechnical founders to get their software built without billing developers by the hour or searching for a co-founder with a background in coding.

We help companies raise follow-on capital and bring their tech teams in-house. Often, while a company works with us, we pair the founders with senior engineers in our network to act as their advisor along the way. And can act as virtual CTO.


Technical Co-Founders:
If you are a founder without any technical skills, you may try to find a technical co-founder. Which could mean hiring the first remotely qualified person you find and giving them a crazy amount of equity, even if they’re not really ideal for the job. We think it’s better to wait until you’ve got a real product and some users, and then raise some money, and then hire a technical team.


Tech Enabled Companies:
We invest in founders who hold deep domain expertise (we look for founder-market fit) and seek companies that have strong revenue models (we don’t invest in ad-supported businesses). This means we are looking to back “tech-enabled companies” rather than tech companies. We aren’t looking for startups with a big technical breakthrough, but rather experts in other fields who want to use technology to solve problems in those fields.