It lets users create profiles about themselves and what they’re interested, and includes search filters for finding people by event, city, interest area, skills, desired starting date, and overall status.
A Founder Talk section lets users post messages about what who they’re looking for and what they’re trying to do.
Not sure if she also goes by another name (Gail) or what. Who joins a new meetup and right away sends plugs for their own project? It's started some pretty long, snarky threads on the mailing lists to the point where I had to unsub from one.
Oh, if you're worried that you missed the April 8th deadline, don't worry: the last email I got from them was on the 11th.
Founder Jessica Alter said that members have already created thousands of question-answer threads, with a 95 percent response rate and most questions receiving “three-to-four quality answers in hours.” “Founder Dating Discuss initially came both from community members telling us they wanted a way to interact 1-to-many, not just through 1-to-1 messaging, and [from] observations that there wasn’t really a non-anonymous community for entrepreneurs to pose questions or discussions to both get answers and have discussions in a trusted way,” Alter told Venture Beat.
She added that the question-and-answer site Quora, while useful, is less conducive to back-and-forth discussions that these members craved.
Inconvénients CEO doesn't want to pay people for their services and expects "we're a startup" to be the excuse for any shortcomings, whether about the tightness of the wallet or the inability to just get it together.
Much of the team is really cool and they could retain solid talent if only leadership wasn't so cheap, rude, and indifferent to outside opinion. Nobody wants to be treated like crap, but since that's what Founder Dating does, they're not going to keep anyone special at this rate.
Alter wouldn’t share data on how many people overall use Founder Dating.
I got this e-mail from one of their employee in early March:====Hey fellow Dev's, I'm a ux designer who just joined the community and I wanted to share info about a great service that seems super relevant for this crew - Founder Dating (no, it's not romantic).
I am part of the Silicon Valley Java User Groups meetup.
The company does some shady things that could get them in a lot of trouble.
If you work here, you might not be able to leave because she also gives awful backdoor references to anyone that tries to leave.