Full stack Developer looking for a new project (as Cofounder or based on equity/contract). I'll build prototypes, MVPs or finished products!
I'd love to find a fabulous tech cofounder or CTO for my early-stage startup.
CaregivingHQ is building a collaboration app and information management system for family members coordinating caregiving for an aging or disabled loved one. As someone who has been on that path myself, I realized it didn't have to be so complicated, so I set about creating a more streamlined solution for myself and the 40 million others who are in the same situation!
I'm a (for now) solo non-tech founder, and already have a small, enthusiastic local team of a UI/UX designer and a full-stack developer who are helping me get to a working prototype. But I want an experienced tech lead as my co-conspirator and co-creator -- a software engineer with experience growing and leading a team who is a positive person and creative problem-solver with great communication skills.
This is a B2C SaaS product, but with some exciting potential for B2B sales, as there's a huge financial incentive for insurance companies to support the $470 billion in unpaid caregiving services provided by family members each year, and employers have an incentive to support reduced work absences, which are a documented problem with family caregivers. Early interest by potential users has been strong, and I've gotten some encouraging signals in
being selected as a finalist for a regional incubator program with a mentorship program that launches tomorrow, and receiving an invitation to a selective VC event in Boston that also happens this week.
I'm based in southern VT, and would ideally love to find a cofounder in or near New England so that we can meet in person somewhat regularly. But anyplace in the US is fine. I imagine building the company as intentionally remote from the get-go. Key qualities I'm seeking in a cofounder or CTO are personal maturity and great communication skills, in addition to being experienced getting a product built and to market successfully, and growing and managing a tech team. "Impressive" credentials would be helpful as far as securing investment and applying to top accelerator programs, but personal fit is most important. Some personal experience with caregiving would be helpful, as well as interest in our mission of making caregiving easier and more sustainable for families. Women, POCs and LGBTQ folks especially encouraged, but all are welcome. Check out caregivingHQ.com for more info about the company/product.
As for me, I have a degree in Public Policy from Brown University and another in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I have built and grown several successful businesses in the past, and created and run a number of programs in the nonprofit sector, but this is my first tech startup. I'm committed to building an amazing company and doing so in a way that also takes great care of those of us working on and in it. (My last career was as a therapist and I'm 100% committed to having a healthy functional organization that supports amazing outcomes and growth, but also wellbeing and a positive journey along the way.) If you think you might be an appropriate match, please reach out to me at rachel @ caregivinghq.com. Thanks!
P.S. If you're a caregiver yourself, please visit caregivingHQ.com/survey and take our Caregiver Experience Survey to help us make sure we're on track... thanks.