FoundersList is a free service for startup founders. Find your next startup event, cofounder. Test your ideas with other founders (or aspiring founders).
A few years back, there was a truly useful site called TechCofounder.com -- several founders I know met their cofounders there. Sadly that site no longer exists, and the only other "cofounder" sites are generally rather poorly maintained.
So I decided to spend some time building out FoundersList -- who knows: I might find my next cofounder here too!
Suggestions, Comments, Thoughts
This is still a small project, but do feel free to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the contact page
Philip Camilleri, Founder & CEO
A little about me: I'm one of those "old-school" computer nerds, who's been coding since I was about 10 or 11 years old, starting out on a cutting-edge Atari 128XE with a whopping 128 kbytes of RAM; then on an Acorn Archimides A3000, before graduating to a "real" computer: an 80186 PC with MS DOS 6.
I was born and raised in Malta, graduated from the University of Malta, and then moved to the UK and finally to New York City, having spent some time working in Italy, Germany and Malta.
In late 2010, I cofounded SmartAsset.com
one of the most popular fintech tools in the USA. Together with my cofounder (who incidentally, I met on techcofounder.com), we took SmartAsset through the usual (painful) startup stages of growth: from bootstrapping the early prototype, and almost running out of funds within the the first 12 months, to raising an Angel round, joining Y-Combinator in the Summer of 2012, and gradually building the company into a strong presence in the fintech space. Today, SmartAsset reaches over 70 million visitors/month and has raised over $50 million in Venture Capital.
James Mitchell, COO
After a stint at an early stage startup in Texas, I joined FoundersList to manage operations, community-building and outreach and help scale the company.
I've always had an interest in startups, particularly having grown up during the post-2000 crash-and-boom of internet companies. Yep, I'm one of those who's got his iPhone glued to his hand and feels lost without it!
Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, I have lived in several countries around the world, but mostly work remotely online from the Bay Area.
Carlos Olivo, Marketing
Born and raised in El Salvador, I have had quite a bit of exposure exploring the world. I completed my under-graduate studies in Business and Marketing in South Korea (and speak fluent Korean). I am currently pursuing a Graduate Degree in Business at the East China Normal University, and have set my mind on learning Mandarin Chinese.
I really got to enjoy the use and adoption of technology in Asia, and how it improved everyday-life.
Following my undergrad studies, I returned to El Salvador and launched my own online business, putting into practice a lot of what I had learned (and making quite a few mistakes of my own!)
I joined FoundersList to lead the company's marketing efforts and help build this into the best tool for founders, startups and service-providers alike.