Re: [Developers-Entrepreneurs] Co-Founder wanted

From: Victor A A.
Sent on: Saturday, September 7, 2013 6:15 AM
Excellent comments all!  
Some difficult questions - Why do we have developers not willing to take risks? Isn't that what business is all about? You might as well stick to your pay cheque with Apple, Google, etc.
Please don't get me wrong....
Kwesi, you might want to consider mix of equity & some pay for the right developer(s).

Best regards,
Victor

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From: "kt" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Subject: [Developers-Entrepreneurs] Co-Founder wanted
Date: Fri, Sep 6,[masked]:28


Has anyone of you browsed through his website before? 
www.imakethathappen.­com

I actually think that his proposition is quite good. As he mentioned before he has been working in events and arts industry in the last 10 years so I assume he knows the people in the industry and the painpoint of the industry well. With some trials and errors method he may be able to make it a viable business (but it will take a lot of hardwork). 
I totally agree with Sam and Emily that it is not a good idea to give out equity to a developer for building the web application at this early stage. Kwesi, maybe you can try to hire one of the developers in this group instead. I am sure there will be some developers who are willing to help out with a reasonable fee. 

Please don't be put off by some of the comments here - keep trying/changing until you find the product/market fit. You never try you never know.

All the best!

Kah

On 6 Sep 2013, at 22:26, Sam Livingstone <[address removed]> wrote:

Dear all,

I am not sure I have ever heard of someone agreeing to inject equity into a business basis one single short email.  To be frank, such haste decision making would mean me labelling them quite a serious business risk.

Forgive me if I speak out of turn, just my 2p worth.

Kind regards,
Sam


On 6 September[masked]:03, Emily Ferguson <[address removed]> wrote:
Dear Kwesi,

I wouldn't be so hasty to give anyone equity until both parties have proved that they can have a strong working relationship and both bring complementary skills to the table. Start your business slowly, hire a good freelancer who will be a fraction of the cost of an agency. This way when the business is more established you will be in stronger position to understand what you and your business needs from an equity partner. What you think you want now is not necessarily what you will need when the business is more established. 

Good luck with your start-up

Kind regards,

Emily 

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On 6 Sep 2013, at 08:02, "Kwesi Johnson" <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi All
 
My name is Kwesi I'm an entrepreneur and have worked in events and the arts for over 10 years.  I'm looking for a front and back developer to move my website to the next level and implement the more detailed ideas I have for the site.  I'm offering an equity share in the business.
 
I Make That Happen

Happen enables users to sell tickets for live events and never lose money. The potential audience make the events happen by purchasing advance tickets to attend the event. When the ticket Target is reached, the event goes ahead - it's that simple! Whatever the users passion and they want to create an event, Happen saves them the risk of losing precious money and time by starting a campaign at inception stage. The audience support the campaign and the user knows how popular the event will be, ensuring its success and their profits.






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