I did a startup and it didn’t work out, closed down after 3 years. I am a tech guy. What I am doing now is connect with sales people in different industries, apply my tech knowledge to solve pain points and see if we can venture together. At the moment I am talking with 3 potential partners, all in different industries, so 3 different startups.
I feel this is the best strategy because sales and logistics part is their responsibility. I bring the tech expertise and help with overall business planning, structure and strategy with which we can build value together. I am also broke and looking out for a job after my failed startup for want of revenue.
Was discussing with a friend (who operates a family owned business, she never needed to startup). She thinks I have lost direction and was seriously concerned. In my head, this is less of a risk than puttting all my eggs in one basket. I also understand the value of sales and finance now after a failed startup. I as a tech guy cannot do it alone. If this increases my chances of additional revenue streams, I don’t see the harm.
Am I delusional? I wanted to post this to get advice from you experienced folks. Criticism welcomed.