[jobtransit] Re: You won't find the doc in the last doc...

  • From: "Sam Talaie" <stalaie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jobtransit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 11:57:25 -0800

Ok , this is what i get for checking my emails in chronological order.
 Next time i'll go in a different order...

nevermind my email about the attachment, but skpe thing we should
consider, if not we can look at other copanies who offer some type of
video phone thing..


On 2/3/08, Kevin Lee <colmustang@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Because I'm a moron and didn't attach it...here's the attached document
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Lee [mailto:colmustang@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 7:48 AM
> To: 'jobtransit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: RE: [jobtransit] Re: Specs
> Yeah, that sounds good.  Attached is a very rough document that talks a
> little about the three different projects (more for the sake of getting
> ideas on to paper).  Consider it more of an exploratory paper than
> anything...are you guys available Thurs Feb 7 @ 7:00PM PT to meet online?
> If not, what's the best time?
> Good to hear we're motivated!
> Kev
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jobtransit-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jobtransit-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sam Talaie
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 9:04 PM
> To: jobtransit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jobtransit] Re: Specs
> Hey,
> I don't have any personal experience.  I've taken some
> entrepreneurship courses both in undergrad and here at ucla.  I'm also
> seeing how people at my company and how a couple other people in know
> (one from ucla, @kevin: remember Ryan, the surfer guy who was in the
> crypto group, he is starting one).  Certain projects might need some
> chunk of funding due to their initial costs (programmers, services,
> lawyers, etc.) prior to really developing anything.  I know that there
> are different rounds of funding and that usually it starts with angel
> investors who front the very initial costs so develop, before the
> company has something to approach VCs with (i.e. a working prototype).
> To do things right and have a good system it's usually a good idea to
> bring on somebody with tons of experience (+5yrs) to help architect
> the system.  I have no doubt about our technical skills, but having
> someone with technical skills as well as business experience to help
> us define the product and maket it to VC's is not a bad idea.  For
> example, my friend who started a company brought on a former Berkeley
> prof turned entrepreneur as cofounder.  I am not saying we need
> someone of that caliber, but we should approach it somewhat like this
> so we don't get compeletely ignored or taken advantage of when we go
> to get funding.
> I also think we'll need more money than usual due to the application.
> Video is gonna require lots of bandwidth and perhaps storage (we will
> probably want to allow users to save previous interviews or download
> them or something).
> Anyway, just some thoughts I had today as I watch everyone around me
> do a startup.  We should jump on this though before somebody beats us
> to the punch. (i think that's the right idiom).
> -sam
> On Feb 2, 2008 4:58 PM, Jonathan Laird <jlaird@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Whether or not this is the best path to take, I think Sam has a good point
> > in spec-ing out one of the lower hanging fruits to see how it looks.  We
> > won't know till we try.
> >
> > Sam - It sounds like you have some experience with this - since you know
> > about approaching a lawyer and Venture Capitol Firms..?  What else have
> you
> > done in the past?
> >
> > I guess I should resume working on the business plan since that's also
> > equally important...
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
> >
> >
> > On Feb 2, 2008 3:55 PM, Sam Talaie <stalaie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey guys,
> > >
> > > What do you say we start a specs doc?  I think the lowest hanging
> > > fruit right now is the video interview portal.  I've seen 3 people I
> > > know recently do startups.  I think if we can hammer out the specs and
> > > get the idea down, we can approach a lawyer and some VC's.
> > >
> > > -sam
> > >
> > >
> >
> >

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