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A new startup....looking for the one

New notGup
Jan 10

Yes, I’m looking for the one. The one engineer to bring them all and in the startup, grow them.

Ok jokes apart. I am about to start activating my network for a second startup. I have one under my belt but it wasn’t successful - learnt a ton - took some time off to reflect and now I’m back.

I’m working on solving a legit problem I faced in my career. I have been a PM, a management consultant, and a founder and I’ve traveled a lot during my 12 yoe - the travel world is what I’m about to fix.

I have a board of advisors - folks who have 4-5 successful exits under their belt and I have a list of warm intros to get funded. This will be a seed stage raise (skipping the angel raise).

But I’m lacking a tech co-founder - someone who can help me lead the team we hire and lay out the major tech architecture and frameworks to build from.

Nothing will be without $ - I won’t ask you to come work with me with just equity.

So if you have any experience in the travel world / feel free to message me and let’s talk / if we both feel like it might be a good fit / we can then discuss how to make it work.

Feel free to DM me. And good luck in your individual startups!

PS: if you have questions please comment or DM me.

Edit: it’s not a fancy B2C concept. It’s a deliberate B2B play that will NOT make you a Billionaire in 1 year.

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  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Travel is a pretty broad category and Google is cannibalizing the space. Good luck.
    Jan 108
    • New notGup
      OP
      Thanks. It is broad. Thankfully the beachhead I’m looking at within Travel doesn’t have Google yet. 🤷🏽‍♂️
      Jan 10
    • Expedia / Engexpa
      lol Google isn’t cannibalizing the travel space. It can definitely cannibalize the restaurant reservation space tho ;)
      Jan 10
    • New notGup
      OP
      @expedia - yup. Expedia, Priceline, Skysvanner, etc. are more of the travel space that I’m looking at.
      Jan 10
    • Expedia / Engexpa
      The problem with the travel space is that you need to build something truly revolutionary. It’s gonna be hard to try to build another OTA since you need the hotel chain/airline partnerships that these duopolies have.
      Jan 10
    • New notGup
      OP
      @expedia - not building another OTA for sure. And you’re right - Building any travel related model will have to deal with Expedia/Priceline/Sabre/Amadeus/Travelport etc. but then again I’m not trying to be an OTA. If you’re interested - ping me in the DMs and I can share more.
      Jan 10
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Maybe Expedia is just too small a player to see the impact.
      Jan 11
    • IQVIA QbUJ37
      DM me plz
      5d
    • New notGup
      OP
      @IQVIA - for some reason, I can’t DM you.
      5d
  • Aurora bystander!
    LinkedIn is literally built for this sort of scouting. Have you tried it?
    Jan 101
    • New notGup
      OP
      Of course. 😊 parallel channels. Blind is one. LinkedIn is another. Pinging my network is another. Etc. Doing all of it.
      Jan 10
  • Microsoft amused
    Where are you located?
    Jan 101
    • New notGup
      OP
      Me personally - shuttling between the valley and nyc weekly. The startup will be in the valley/SF - unless I have a clear justification for any other place.
      Jan 10
  • New notGup
    OP
    To all the folks who DM’ed me / sorry for the late reply. Once you see my reply feel free to ping me again. This time I’ll be on top of it. Cheers!
    5d0

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