$1,000,000 in seed financing with access to plenty more, led by internet veteran who has started and sold companies (please see below for details)
In stealth mode with very interesting, highly scalable idea that doesn't yet exist
Has been in the planning stages for years and concept has been scripted out in detail.
Concept involves social networking but is NOT a "Myspace for" or video sharing startup #347. It will appeal to enthusiasts and passionate followers of any subject (if you are one of those people, we're pretty sure you'll "get" it after we tell you about it, but you'll of course have to sign an NDA).
High end Database Architect/Potential CTO to join Founding Executive Team
Start the process of bringing this idea to life and build a tech team
This will be the first technical hire with more key people to follow very quickly.
Rare opportunity to build a cool, intuitive, user friendly application that has a good chance to become an "internet household name"
Far from a typical "corporate environment"
Our ideal applicant
Very smart and creative problem solver
Knowledge of new/cutting edge technologies
Has a great deal of experience with any of the following, whether professionally or through personal projects:
Creating high impact database-intensive sites and/or social networks and/or widgets
Working with APIs
Working with MySQL, Java, PHP, AJAX, scaled servers, etc. (obviously the more years the better)
Managing people and offshoring
Tell us/show us what you've done - creating something impressive on your own from the ground up may be just as impressive to us as involvement in scaling high trafficked sites as part of a bigger team.
Up for the extreme challenge of programming a concept that is frankly not a smallscale idea and confident enough to be designing something that will involve heavy parallel processing and needs to be able to scale, scale, and scale
Knows what he/she doesn't know and can find the resources that he/she lacks and needs to get the job done.
Excited about getting a solid chunk of early stage equity and is not just looking to jump to a slightly better job
Has passionate interests and hobbies (our idea focuses on them) and fits our vibe
"Gets" the potential of our idea (we know, we still have to tell you about it) and is motivated by the desire to created something truly unique and worthwhile that will touch the lives of millions of people
About the Founder, Clark Benson
Longtime internet vet /successful entrepreneur who sold one of his companies eCrush.com to Hearst Digital Media at the end of last year and is now ready to "go big" and pursue this idea full throttle. Read the ecrush story here: eCrush Case Study: Why timing the M&A market is tricky