RFC: Advisors Anonymous

Microsoft / Eng queenjohn
Aug 28, 2017 6 Comments

Hi Blind!

Looking for comments on a long-time startup idea, tiny bit in progress: (mostly) anonymous tech advice / consulting platform for solving difficult problems for others, while still employed at your cozy corporation.

Target group A: startup/smb ceos and ctos unsure of a future path and wanting some experience to weigh in.

Target group B: experienced tech experts and leaders who don't feel like consulting publicly, but live for interesting problems to solve.

Not for simple tech questions like stackoverflow, but more strategic and specific.

Pointless / worthwhile / ideas? How to find critical mass? How to conquer the universe?

Thanks

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  • Google / Eng
    asdesigned

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    asdesignedmore
    There's a company that _sort of_ is that way? It's called BetterCompany. It's basically a less toxic Blind. But some people use it how you're describing.
    Aug 28, 2017 0
  • Flex CatInHat
    All advisors bring a bias - the role of a founder is to identify those biases as apart of gathering feedback and advice. An anonymous advisor app would pose challenges on how to weight feedback and ideas likely.
    Aug 28, 2017 1
    • Google / Eng ☺️☺️
      I think an anonymous advisors group can augment a trusted advisors group well, by bringing to light topics that named advisors might not want to associate with themselves.

      The anonymous advisors can be good for bringing ideas to the table, and the named advisors can consider their validity and prioritize them.
      Aug 28, 2017
  • Tableau task
    How are you planning on acquiring such a niche audience?
    Aug 28, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      queenjohn

      Microsoft Eng

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      Great question, thanks! For advisors side, the pool can be quite limited to start up (personal networking as questions come in). For the other side, it's harder :)
      Aug 28, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Gintama

    Microsoft Eng

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    Gintamamore
    What is the business model ? Who pays whom ? How do you validate the advisors it can be a guy on benefits ....
    Sep 16, 2017 0

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