Travis Steffen, Founder

Marketer, Designer, Programmer

Venice, California, US

Travis is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Travis is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer Programmer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Finance
Marketing
Managing People
Sales
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Background

About Travis

WHO WE ARE:

I'm Travis Steffen (UX and growth specialist) and my co-founder is Simon Turner (RoR developer and system architect). We’ve been working together for 6 years and had a successful exit together in February of 2014. We’ve now built UP (www.upshare.co), the world’s first gamified, incentivized virality platform for both webmasters and site visitors. We've also got a great RoR and database developer named Zoran, and an incredible JavaScript developer named Anton.

For webmasters, UP is a robust set of sharing tools, data dashboard, and DIY rewards to increase your site’s viral factor with minimal custom development. For users, UP is a fun social game allowing you to earn points for sharing your favorite sites. The more your network interacts with what you share, the more points you get.

UP has a SAAS freemium model granting webmasters access to certain features for free with more powerful options for a monthly fee.



WHY WE WANT YOU:

UP’s technology stack is Ruby on Rails, Twitter Bootstrap, JQuery, and Angular. We’ve been building UP on RoR for over a year now and we have a solid, well architected codebase.

We’re now at the stage where things are moving fast and we’re a week away from opening our first revenue stream, good progress has been made, but partnering with another brilliant tech mind is going to accelerate things even more.

We’re hoping to bring on an additional executive-level, equity-based team member with a skillset that fills some of the gaps we believe we currently have, who has differing yet complementary experience we can learn from, and who wants to continue learning and evolving as an entrepreneur themselves.



NEXT STEPS:

Check upshare.co and upshare.co/partners, demo the site as it stands, and check out our Wordpress plugin by searching for “social icons” or something similar in the wordpress.org/plugins store.

What’s live now is only the tip of the iceberg, and we’d love to show you the rest if you’re interested - let’s schedule a Skype call at your convenience.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Marketing
Finance
Sales