I normally don’t write about random stuff I find on the internet but this was too good to pass up. I was on Facebook and came across an ad that asked “Will you be my cofounder?”
Amused, I clicked through and I hit a 5+ minute YouTube video of a guy named Daniel Vitiello who’s looking for a technical cofounder for his business. Here it is below:
I’m torn: on one hand, it’s a great example of hustle as Dan talks about the 166 pages of research he’s done on “the data ecosystem”, the industry leaders he’s networked with and the MVP he’s set up — a service that allows consumers to sell their own grocery store reward data directly to data companies and advertisers.
On the other hand, it’s full of awkward/painful moments, like when he does the “Oh hey! Didn’t see you there” walk by, or throws out cheesy lines like “I’ve tested and failed fast with eleven different business models” and “If you are Googling me and see a mug shot, don’t worry. It’s all been taken care of.”
Finding a cofounder is hard as hell and I admire the creativity, but I’m not sure this is going to work out for Dan. The video is a hidden gem though.
Are you a developer? What would be your reaction to this kind of a recruiting pitch?
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