A friend is looking for someone to help him start up a company in San Francisco. He says:

I'm looking for the perfect co-founder to help me build a company. Most importantly, this person must be smart and know how to get stuff done. This person should be a relatively experienced software engineer with 5+ years developing web apps. Experience with consumer financial apps and/or payments is a plus. A entreprenuerial spirit and desire to innovate would round out this candidate's profile.

So what's the idea? Well, I can't tell you too much about that just yet. I can tell you that it's a consumer-facing web app that will help people with their personal finances. I've worked for 6 years creating personal finance products for the web (3 @ Yahoo! Finance and 3 @ Yodlee). I have a small, spartan office in Potrero Hill in San Francisco.... so I've got that going for me. :-)

If you're like me to put you in touch, email me a quick intro (unless I know you already, of course).

Posted by jzawodn at September 06, 2005 02:19 PM

Reader Comments
# jj said:

Totally unrelated to the post.
I'm not sure if it has been always like this, but the link for the next entry in this post points to "What's new in MySQL 4.0" (http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000005.html)
Do you have it implemented as a circular list?

on September 6, 2005 02:39 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Weird. Where do you see that?

on September 6, 2005 02:44 PM
# Mike said:
on September 6, 2005 02:46 PM
# david said:

Can just the company be in San Fran, or do I need to be there, too? (That is, would your friend consider a telecommuter?)

on September 6, 2005 03:23 PM
# jj said:

hmm.. it's not there anymore... it was below the link previous "Lake Tahoe from 13,000 Feet" on the top right section.

on September 6, 2005 03:29 PM
# anon said:

OT: Yahoo censorship

I really have no idea who to mention this to, but maybe some socially conscious people within Yahoo can get to the bottom of it.

Apparently, yahoo is joining other Multinational corprations to squash freedom in China in exchange for bucks.


Not cool. :(

p.s. this comment is sent in lieu of an email. feel free to delete it. I just hope you really read it.

on September 6, 2005 08:54 PM
# grumpY! said:

question for this startupee - why should i enter my financial information into a website for a firm that is not FDIC insured and is not the same institution that manages the funds? i don't even enter my account info into the yahoo account aggregator (my own employer), where at least there is some semblance of oversight by virtue of yahoo being a public company.

so riddle me this, why am i going to give my account number and funds balance to a private firm likely not to be around in two years???? seems incredibly stupid in this age of identity theft and cross site scripting.

you are better off trying to peddle quickjax (or whatever you want to call it) to financial institutions directly for use on their own sites. let them be in the confidential numbers game, they can afford the lawyers.

on September 6, 2005 09:42 PM
# Shanti said:

grumpY - because not everyone is as grumpy as thee?

I remember when GMail first came out and the privacy nuts went crazy.

Man, 2GB++ is sweet though =)

on September 6, 2005 09:49 PM
# grumpY! said:

> grumpY - because not everyone is as grumpy as
> thee?

> I remember when GMail first came out and the
> privacy nuts went crazy.

i hope whatever product emerges here has a better privacy proposition than to simply tell me that i am crazy for not posting my financial data around like it was an email to aunt polly.

maybe you should go first.

on September 7, 2005 08:33 AM
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