Stephen Graves

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New York, New York, US

LF tech cofounder for B2B real estate application
Stephen's Skills
Marketing
Business Development
Product Management
Finance
Management
Sales
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Stephen

As someone who created and managed the new product development process while Director of Global Business Operations of a large B2B software company, and who has previous startup experience, I know what it takes for a company to get traction - both with early clients and with investors proof point is that recently I have led two different teams at Startup Weekend and placed 1st and 2nd in stiff competition. My strengths are on the strategy and business side, but I have run virtual dev teams and have a lot of project management experience.

I have an idea that I have validated with clients that utilizes data analysis in real estate, a market that is rife for disruption due to imperfect information. Most importantly, I have drilled down for a very specific market for my MVP and validated interest via polling surveys. Now I am looking to build my MVP, a responsive web based application for B2B subscription and start testing with my early customers. I believe the company has a good chance of getting some early traction and I have a clear marketing channel with what should be a low CAC. With proprietary elements the company has, if all moves forward, we should be poised for sustained growth or a strong acquisition candidate within 18-24 months.

I am looking for someone with the tech chops to help build the initial application - or if it is already built by the time you read this, then to improve further iterations. Someone who has capabilities in the full stack, though they may be better at one end of it or the other. Bonus if you are good with AWS, Azure, etc and utilizing COTS where we can. Someone who understands how technology can enable data analysis. Looking for someone open minded, fast learner and a smart/hard worker.

Education

Edinburgh Business School

MBA

2003 - 2003

Certification

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Scrum Master

ITIL