Why we EXIST
We launched Founder + Lightning after our Founder and CEO, Matt (a non-technical founder), made a few costly mistakes with his first tech venture. At the time, there wasn’t anyone talking about the difficulties of being non-technical in the startup world, there weren’t the right technical partners available, and no one to get advice from.
He realised he wasn’t the only one, and that non-technical founders weren't being given the best chance of success. Either they were building their product with a development agency, who would build anything without validating the idea, or they felt they had to rush to bring on a CTO and give away equity (these rushed relationships often failed). Both made non-technical founders feel out of control.
So, Founder and Lightning was born and Co-Founders, Dan and Pawel, joined to bring their expertise onboard.