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Seeking genius tech to serve as founding partner

By kburgess ·
We are developing an application and require an unusually gifted individual to join us as a founding partner, to be charged with all tech aspects of the project from coding to managing and directing from start to finish. This is a hands-on role. Must be capable of collaborating to determine best tech, practices, etc. This project has significant marketplace potential, with high expectations for substantial VC support. Strong financial and marketing management already in place.

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Does not fly

by Michael Jay In reply to Seeking genius tech to se ...

Mayhaps you have what you say you do and if that is true best to you..

TR has a place to post job offers, place this there.

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You've got an idea...

by NickNielsen In reply to Seeking genius tech to se ...

...but no clue how to implement it. Am I correct?

Somehow I thought so...

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Hasn't Bil Gates Retired from M$. He would be available

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to You've got an idea...

OH NO he's not a Tech is he?

Just the ideal Founding Partner for any place though.

Col

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The most interesting line to me...

by NickNielsen In reply to Hasn't Bil Gates Retired ...

Strong financial and marketing management already in place. (my emphasis).

I wonder if we should read this as "You'll be working on spec until this thing takes off." I read the post as they've got an idea and can market it, but right now it's just dreamware because they have no idea if it's even feasible.

What's funniest is there's no reply address in the post and the OP has PM disabled. So he's trying to get a partner, but neglects to provide a contact method. Probably NOT the next killer app...

edit: runaway formatting

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It appears then that they need more than a genius tech....

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to The most interesting line ...

they also need someone with some simple common sense?

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O-kay...

by kburgess In reply to It appears then that they ...

So sorry that I neglected to navigate the contact aspect of the forums properly. I'm a bit busy, what with directing a project of this scope and scale. In terms of my experience and expertise, I've been the project manager of an international, multi-team, $18 million dollar project, and Director of Marketing for a large investment organization. Our COO/CFO is a leading expert on hyper-growth, directing organizations to astounding profits in short time periods. I was simply hoping to open the opportunity to join this start up to an astute individual I erroneously thought might frequent this type of forum. No question, it was a foolish posting; the folks here are apparently angry, disgruntled wage slaves who can't comprehend that almost all the 'dot com' billionaires had to be a part of the founding, and do contribute early on in the process. The truly brilliant are out founding companies.

By the way, we've got the project developed well past the point of 'idea' but definitely DO require an individual who can navigate through the myriad technologies to determine best practices. The VCs tell us that we simply have to get to beta and they are ready to fund in the eight figure range...but you folks just keep on doing what you're doing; I'll continue my networking effort to discover the right individual. Obviously, I wouldn't have found him here. My mistake.

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YOU neglected to provide any contact information...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to O-kay...

and did not enable peer mail and WE are the problem?

Furthermore, YOU make a mistake, we call you on it, and YOU in turn berate US? Why would any of us want to work with/for someone like you?

I note that you still have provided no contact info, nor have you enabled peer mail.

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Actually

by NickNielsen In reply to O-kay...

...the folks here are apparently angry, disgruntled wage slaves who can't comprehend that almost all the 'dot com' billionaires had to be a part of the founding, and do contribute early on in the process. The truly brilliant are out founding companies.

Most of us are getting paid to do something we enjoy and can't comprehend why you would make such an offer and lack the common sense to provide a way to make contact.

Aside: You may want to hire a new marketing director...the one you have now isn't doing such a hot job.

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Oh really UNCONTACTABLE?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to O-kay...

Regarding this bit of your post the folks here are apparently angry, disgruntled wage slaves who can't comprehend that almost all the 'dot com' billionaires had to be a part of the founding

Not only am I not a Wage Slave as you like to say I have worked for Multi National Business and Government Agencies for may years I've also worked for Start Up Companies and been burnt badly. In these places the Greed Is Good Mentality is prevalent and the People running these are out to make as much as possible for themselves and as little as possible for the ones who do the real work to produce a product for them to sell.

But you have the right idea the Dot.Com Billionaires are people that I avoid like the plague they are greedy, shallow, foolish, plastic people who should be avoided at all costs.

The obvious thing is that they ask for people to work for them with the promise of big returns and expect long hours little income, lots of responsibility and constant complaints when it Don't Work Right.

From my experience these people are USERS and are worse than useless they are Downright Dangerous. They ruin jobs for the many with their greed and worse still they post advertisements for jobs and are totally Incompetent as they fail to provide any method to apply for these jobs so they don't even get the Desperate People apply.

Per chance are/where you a Senior Bureaucrat?

AS for this bit I think that I need to offer some explanation the folks here are apparently angry, disgruntled

No we are not but if you where to say Cynically I would say **** YES!

Particularly when we see such unprofessional attempts to get good people to work for nothing. Yes I know Ethics have no place in Business but I also know these without Ethics are the ones that go broke stealing others money.

Honestly do you really think that anyone would be impressed with wild unsubstantiated claims like you have made? Things like an 8 Figures is nothing My Budget at the last place that I worked exceeded 8 Figures for just my department and that was Chicken Feed.

If you want to attract Excellent Staff Hire a Professional to hire the Staff and do not try to lure in the Desperate. It just doesn't wash with me at least.

Col

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When I was your age...

by dawgit In reply to O-kay...

I distrusted people that come on like this. Now that I'm older and wiser, (and retired) I still do. You would have been better off just saying what it is you want to do, and maybe asking for help. That's what folks (like me anyway) like to do. Anything else is Marketing (BS) and not technical (as in not interesting) That's my 2 ? cents anyway. -d

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