For the formation of a SaaS startup, we—the Doodle founders and Elohna as well as Ledgy initiators—are looking for a team of founders who would build the startup and own major stakes in it. We would co-finance the formation and be on hand with help and advice.
We are looking for full-time profiles, possibly an entire team in Switzerland or Germany. We are not only looking for computer scientists who enjoy building software and are good at it, but also graduates with good CS knowledge, preferably programming knowledge, who majored in other disciplines.
Our goal is to set up a small, powerful product team willing to proceed according to Customer Development or Running Lean and consisting of software engineers (ideally with UXD or DevOps skills), an interaction/visual designer, and a technically inclined product manager.
Not only would you go with a low salary in the first months but also without fancy CxO titles—your future roles would become clear in the course of the build-up, based on discussions with your teammates and us.
If you apply, please answer the following question: What use case that is typically solved with Excel, Google Sheets, Airtable or similar would be better solved with dedicated SaaS? In 2016, our answer was payroll accounting and the solution Elohna. In 2017, our answer was cap-table management and the solution Ledgy.
And in 2018, we are interested in your answer. This is not a trick question; that is, we don’t expect a specific answer and are open for ideas other than ours. You can submit your answer in form of an essay, as an early prototype, by pairing a problem statement canvas with a business model canvas, or …
You can apply as an individual or as a team. If you apply as a team, please list your other team members in the corresponding field and have everybody in your team fill in the application form separately.