Launch own startup vs go to FB

Goldman Sachs nbqi06
Nov 14 22 Comments

So i have a new grad offer from FB in may and am also working on a new dating app startup that has garnered serious VC attention.

I can build the app on iOS myself and handle all core features as well as marketing on a low budget. The issue is that if the startup takes off i can only delay FB until December and then the offer falls through.

I would also be taking on a huge amount of stress at a young age and my dating life is kinda wack so i suspect things will not get better if i spend 100+ hrs on a startup. The plus side would be potentially a high end exit on the startup whereas with FB my TC is capped at 200-300k for a few yrs each yr starting out.

If i had a stable gf this would be a no brainer but as odd as it sounds i feel too lonely lately and having time to date is actually a factor :/ (and i suspect FB will be 40-50 hrs a week vs 110+ at startup).

Also FB is in Menlo Park and i dont think girls exist there in large quantities so if anyone knows how easy a transfer to NYC is lmk.

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  • Apple happyprins
    Well you are creating a dating app.. you have the keys to the kingdoms
    Nov 14 6
    • Goldman Sachs nbqi06
      OP
      they don’t actually, they fought Bumble over it and lost. Also this app uses ML, no swiping :). Can’t reveal too much though, my identity will be leaked
      Nov 14
    • American Express gandalf$$
      No swiping you say. Then you will only match attractive people to attractive people and ugly girls who think they are tens to semi attractive guys. You are leaving your paying users out, average dudes.

      Unless your use of ml is to prevent dudes from sending d pics like that hot dog not hot dog app in Silicon Valley lol. Trust me, they will find creative ways.
      Nov 14
    • Goldman Sachs nbqi06
      OP
      I’ve spent hundreds of hrs thinking of the problems you mention, dw :)
      Nov 14
    • American Express gandalf$$
      You discovered an algorithm that alters photos to increase the attractiveness of ugly people, just enough that their matches won’t feel like they are being catfished.
      Nov 14
    • Microsoft kghtj6
      Dude he has a job offer at FB... he can do this
      Nov 15
    • Facebook
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      OP is saying his concern is he’d be spending too much time working if he starts the business, so I’m confused as to why you’re suggesting he start the business and also work full time for fb... ?
      Nov 14
    • Do part time at Facebook and part time at his startup
      Nov 14
    • Facebook
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      Is that a real suggestion or are you trolling?
      Nov 14
    • American Express gandalf$$
      I thought Facebook had a clause that forbid moonlighting. Gotta read the fine print.
      Nov 14
    • Pick heads or tails, flip the coin if the result makes you feel disappointed, you know what you gotta do
      Nov 14
  • Wireless Advocates / Data di-vine
    Launch own startup ! If u could get a job at FB once , you can do it again ! Also , you are young enough to take risks ...
    Nov 14 0
  • Get the funding and then spend it on marketing like money ain't anything. Then ride on investors back offering freebies till you get a golden parachute like Neumann.
    Nov 15 0
  • American Express gandalf$$
    Sign me up as a cofounder if we can hire interns from Hooters. Now that would be a hoot
    Nov 14 0
  • Northrop Grumman frontbutt
    Fb, then do the startup on the side until it gains traction
    Nov 15 0
  • Kaiser Permanente batA75
    Try the app until December and see what happens
    Nov 14 0

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