Finding a co-founder is not as easy as one may think. Your cofounder could be the person you last expect to complete the circle of balance and expertise for your project. Unfortunately it may not even be the first person you initially partner with as it is much like a marriage and requires a very high level of compatibility and trust.
You may get your cofounder when you least expect, as was my case. A mutual manufacturer introduced my cofounder and I at the Consumer Electronic show January 2017. The coincidence that we were both working on the same concept from different sides of the planet makes you really stop and get a prospective.
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Nasim Maubbat is the CEO and cofounder of Juize, a network of shareable, portable chargers for mobile devices. Just like the LA Metro Bike Share, just grab and go!
Nasim is also a Y-Combinator Graduate.
Øivind Alexander Slaatto
Øivind works in a variety of materials, depending on the task at hand. In his design, he always strives for simple, straightforward yet poetic solutions – often with inspiration from nature. With quality, clarity and beauty as his primary goals, he never sets out to create something unusual or innovative, and although his process often results in shapes and solutions that appear innovative and fresh, the underlying structure or form often derives from natural principles that have been around for millions of years.
Øivind is working with established Danish High End Design Brands such as Louis Poulsen Lighting , Bang & Olufsen (for whom he previously designed the Beosound SHAPE and B&O A9) and Le Klint as well as with international startups.
Øivind is involved in building and strengthening the design community locally in his shared studio space, on national level through Danish Design MAKERS (which he co-founded) and through international collaboration such as with Mikiya Kobayashi Studio in Japan.
For his design he has received awards and grants such as The Danish Arts Foundation (2017, 2016, 2015 and 2010, Denmark), The Albertesen Foundation 2017, The Danish Design Award 2016, SIDA Best of The Best (2015 – China), IF Award (2014 – Germany) CES Innovation Award (2013 – USA) and Bo Bedre Award (2013-Denmark)
J. Mark Sutton
After 20 years in the equipment finance space, Mark is now an entrepreneur starting 3 successful companies in Southern California. His newest venture is Co-Founder and VP of Business Development for Juize. He is also graduate of Y Combinator.