I cannot decide if I am being trolled or these twits are actually serious.
“We’re recent graduates from [redacted.] We’re seeking an experienced CTO who has launched a few startups of their own and seen multiple successes and possibly a couple of successful exits. This CTO is a rockstar [sic] of cutting edge hardware design, robotics, machine learning and machine vision, capable of designing, building and writing a new operating system and developer tools for the hardware they design based on our ideas. A verifiable genius. A real hustler. We will put you in front of investors and you have to be good at pitching our company. You must have deep connections to multiple investors and venture capitalists. Do you think you can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us [the idea people]? You should also be willing to inject your own investment money of at least mid-six figures to demonstrate commitment. Do you honestly think your [sic] good enough to work with us? We are willing to put you on our calendar next week.”
Okay… so you want a naive version of Tony Stark then.
Yes I hustle.
Yes I can pitch to investors.
Yes I can put in my own money.
Yes I have deep connections to VCs.
Yes I can write the software and tools.
Yes I can do robotics.
Yes I can do machine learning.
Yes I can do machine vision.
Yes I can design the hardware.
Yes I have launched startups.
Yes I have had an exit or two.
Can I do all that at once to launch a business? No.
And no, I won’t be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you.