Alan deLespinasse , Founder

Programmer, Engineer

Somerville, Massachusetts, US

Alan is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Alan is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer Programmer Business Developer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology Entertainment


Managing People
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Alan

NOT currently available. NOT currently looking for people.

I've been working on one main project and a few side projects, but I'm open to other ideas that catch my interest. It would be great to meet a kindred spirit or two (business people and/or technical), brainstorm up an idea that we all love, and turn it into a company.

The main idea I've been working on:

Other ideas: A better way to write responses to articles (which might end up being a competitor for Disqus, or coexisting in a different niche); a tool for avoiding procrastination (which I prototyped and launched, but no one is using it besides me); and this:

I have a lot of diverse software engineering skills. Recently I've been focusing on in-browser development, but I've done datacenter-scale programming in C++, audio signal processing, high-performance video processing, game and graphics, a bit of Android, and I can't even remember what else. I can lead a team of developers.

I have lots of ideas and usually strong opinions about product directions.

My background includes working at the Media Lab as an MIT undergrad, a startup (as an early employee, not a founder) that did audio watermarking, and five years at Google.

I'm a pretty serious musician (cello, drums, and composing). I'm also into photography, woodworking, and acrobatics.

Managing People
Product Management


MEng and SB in EECS

1995 - 1995