I'm the CEO and founder of Rebric. Like all such positions, I am the wearer of many hats and ultimately my most important responsibility is to make sure the business succeeds.
I've been incorporated since June 2016, but really spent close to 3 months leading up to that event.
Our startup is focused on helping companies make better hiring decisions by using data driven processes and applying predictive analytics to better identify whether or not a candidate has the experience needed to do the job.
It uses the same formula amazon uses to determine that if you like product A, you will also like product B. So if you have a person in the company that you like, and want more of them, we can provide statistically significant results towards identifying that person. Any company can use this.
We have incredibly limited resources, and all the things to do. Do we invest in operational stability, or new feature development? Should I work on getting a line of credit expanded or more paying work. Understanding where to spend time and how much of it to spend is my hardest job. The best method I have to overcome that is leveraging my own experience as well as that of my advisors. If I get distracted, there are there for a swift smack across the face to get me back on track (often this is self applied).
Before I dived into this adventure, I talked it over extensively with my wife and kids so we understood the expectations. This is startup number 9 for me, so there was a lot of experience to draw on (more like #8, not like #3). We all acknowledged that this could get pretty rough, and that we were prepared for the long haul. Lastly, we established some ground rules around family and kid time. Making sure we have things planned out and a calendar that we committed to will hopefully keep from getting too far out of control. This was important to me because I didn't feel like budgeting a divorce into my startup costs.
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