Wanted: co-founder/programmer and/or architect w/programmer for exciting social venture startup

IF your New Years Resolution is to do lots more good, prevent lots more suffering, and you are an experienced talented ROR programmer, then this position might be for yo, especially if you’ve had a painful divorce in your life
Here is the job notice:submitted by

Gary Krane, PhD

CEO/founder OurCoupleSpace, Relationship Technologies Inc

Bay Area office: 510.832.4033 cell: 415.845.7012, Efax: 612 545 2026

Wanted: Killer Category Social Venture startup needs Skilled ROR programmer and/or architect /co-founder partner(s)

Email: DavidvGoliath@gmail.com

Our startup, almost two years in the making, will be taking the web 2.0 movement from relationship creation (social

networking) to the next natural step–relationship maintenance, growth, and enrichment, specifically for the 60M couples in USA and Europe who are unhappy with their relationships and are wishing to save and ensure, or otherwise revitalize their relationships. And we will be tapping the almost universal need for connection and stronger relationships and using that to help stop war, genocide, and save the planet!

The opportunity: to pioneer this new movement (web 3.0? ) with an

application that could do wonders to prevent affairs and divorces, and revitalize relationships, and thereby prevent mountains of suffering for hundreds of thousands of marriages and committed relationships, every year, plus help save the planet and stop war and genocide as well:

Founder is longtime committed social/environmental activist and wants his own net revenues to go to prevent war, genocide, and stop global warming, bring democracy to America. (I am founder of FairElections)

We developed an earlier beta tested prototype in asp, that got rave

reviews, led to some great things, but was not sufficiently sticky,

then blew 5 mo with a poorly supervised effort using an Indian coder in php. So hopefully this will finally be doing things the right way.


Can be shortterm: 3-4 weeks, and then half time during the beta test, and could turn into fulltime position (if you so desire) once funding arrives.

Estimated time to produce beta: 150 hrs, not counting design revisions

GOAL: We need to produce a beta testable app asap (ideally 6 wks)

We are also open to making parts of this app free to the public and the OPEN SOURCE community


  1. Core Requirements:

Generation and validation of roughly 14 forms, with permissions ranging from the results being single user accessible to accessible to both members of a linked up party (husband and wife)

  1. Some features require 2 parties be logged in at once to read/write

Private data sharing specific only between 2 linked up parties

Some graphs based on simple analysis of the forms (to reproduce

existing functionality; it mostly is simply a 1-1 relationship between

certain answers and certain graph values … less than 10 data points)


We are not yet funded, and have been using my savings for past two

years. So I prefer a partner who will work fulltime plus on equity basis; and I can spend at least another $3000-3500 (if can include design) if necessary , plus

large backend and less equity, plus:

willing to commit $20k from net revenues to fund your own project if focused on helping to society or the planet.

FUNDING SITUATION: W e are optimistic about getting funded soon. ( We have crackerjack well connected fundraising team–two guys at google, and one former high up at Oracle.

In fact just heard last week from two strongly interested angels. Also as former filmmaker and political fundraiser ,I have raised more than $1.5M for previous projects. (I am googlable.)


and if you continue to stay on past first beta test, giving you first

right of refusal for ongoing VP of engineering or CTO position.

If you get the beta done and working correctly, we are also willing to make deal to fund your own future programming project if has strong social/environmental value for up to $20k from profits of our startup.

Ø We were also a finalist in the UC Berkeley Business Plan competition.

Ø Kaiser Permanente already wants to beta test us (they have 8.4M members)

Ø Already have earlier (many fewer functionalities) beta tested, but nice looking prototype

ADDITIONAL Requirements:

Able to start immediately and passion to be working on something that

has potential for preventing lots of suffering and helping in other

critical areas too (preventing genocide, war, stopping global warming),

since all of founder’s own profits will go to these causes.

To apply:

Please Call Gary 510 832 4033, or email me at Gary@LoveEnsure.com or DavidvGoliath. Subject box: ROR developer (or architect with developer) and your contact info and any true applications sites you’ve done.

Please note up front:

  1. WHEN can start

  2. How many hours per week (we are preferring ideally 50hrs/wk; so if that is too much, let us know if you have a partner who would join you to get the 50hrs/wk goal

  3. Where you live

  4. your motive(s)

  5. If you have a designer partner

Feel free to call ANY time; don’t mind being woken up for this.

Is this a put on?