We match qualified founders with patented technologies and turn good ideas into great companies.

Current Opportunities:

Opportunities currently seeking world class founders:

Augmented Reality Concept

Are you an expert in Unity? Do you dream of putting your own creation into the hands of thousands of users? Our Augmented Reality concept is ready for prime time and needing a founder to bring this into reality.

Are you ready to become a Founder?  Apply here

Alarm Relay

Are you an expert in Unity? Do you dream of putting your own creation into the hands of thousands of users? Our Augmented Reality concept is ready for prime time and needing a founder to bring this into reality.

Are you ready to become a Founder?  Apply here

EMP Harddrive

A giant security hole lurks above every harddrive and data center. Repeatedly raised as an issue by the US Military and leading security experts, an Electro Magnetic Pulse could instantly wipe hard drives across the country with one clean swipe. EMP Harddrive has patented technology to protect against such a threat, and needs your help to bring this technology to market.

Are you ready to become a Founder?  Apply here

Current Portfolio:

These companies have been founded using the Founders Wanted process

nQ™ is a digital health company using machine learning to diagnose neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Using NASA technology designed for space mining, Petram Technologies is bringing this out-of-world technology into construction and demolition markets, providing a safer, greener and cheaper approach to blasting.

Ridesafe connects safety equipment such as helmets and harnesses with its patented spark reduction technology. Offering parents peace of mind, riders are trained to use safe riding practices without disabling the vehicle entirely.

Enabling IoT functionality with a simple sticker, users can get movement based time stamps on everyday objects like doors, pallets, or medicine containers without needing any setup. Just stick and use!

Bouneback utilizes social engineering to create viral reaction videos across peers. Still under development, you can sign up for beta testing here: www.getbouncebackapp.com

Team

Mark Pascarella

Co-Founder

Mark@FoundersWanted.com

Mark is an experienced executive and entrepreneur. Before co-founding Founders Wanted, Mark was General Manager of Hootsuite, overseeing global strategy, business operations and product development for Hootsuite’s social analytics products. Mark joined Hootsuite in 2014 as part of the uberVU acquisition, where he served as CEO since 2011. At uberVU, Mark led all aspects of the company’s worldwide operations. uberVU established the first enterprise systems for real-time social intelligence. Mark was responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy of the company. He also chaired both the company’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. Mark is the founder and chairman of pixip labs, which works with entrepreneurs and investors to create and build Digital Media, Social, and SaaS companies. Prior to joining uberVU, Mark was President and CEO of Gotuit Media Corp. where he pioneered video metadata products for leading global media and entertainment customers. As a founding investor, director and executive, Mark played an integral role from the company’s inception in 2000 through its sale in 2010. Before joining Gotuit, Mark teamed up with Sidney Topol, the former Chairman and CEO of Scientific-Atlanta (Cisco), to found The Topol Group, an early-stage investment firm. In addition to Gotuit, some of Mark’s investments included broadband router manufacturer RiverDelta Networks (Motorola), and digital advertising provider Navic (Microsoft). From 1992 to 1997, Mark worked in Business Development at Procter & Gamble. He holds a BS in Management from Bucknell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

James Logan

Co-Founder

James@Founderswanted.com

Jim is an experienced serial-entrepreneur and inventor. Early in his career, Jim founded MicroTouch Systems, a company that in the 90’s became the world’s largest touch company and the pioneer of today’s ubiquitous capacitive touch screens. He took that company public in 1992 and sold it to 3M in 2000. The early success of the company was facilitated by a set of patents licensed from a solo inventor, Bill Pepper. Following MicroTouch, Jim founded Gotuit Media in 2000. The company was built around a set of patents developed in the mid-90’s by Jim and specialized in adding metadata to video streams. Gotuit was funded by a large Angel round, and later by Highland Capital and Atlas Ventures. Gotuit was sold in 2010 and today its products are part of the Tivo technology suite. In 2009, he founded Personal Audio, a well-known patent holding company that has been successful in licensing over two dozen major technology companies. During his career, Jim has raised over $100M in equity funding. He has also been a lead inventor on 38 patents–patents which have generated over $32M in licensing fees. Jim holds a BS from Hamilton College and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Sam Peret

Marketing Manager

Sam@FoundersWanted.com

Sam’s entrepreneurial experience started with a college dorm VoIP startup selling linux based phone systems. On a walkabout, he expanded his offerings internationally and partnered with the founders of Cloud NURV to extend cloud computing services to mining corporations in Perth, Australia. Upon returning to the Americas, he made a one year pit stop in Maui to build some business database systems for local artists, before receiving a job at a small travel company called Airbnb. Sam has since moved back to the East coast to raise his twin girls, and is furfilled with the opportunity to give others the chance to run their own startup. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Brad Liddle

Patent Attorney 

Brad@FoundersWanted.com

Brad Liddle is an experienced patent attorney and manager.  Early in his career, he worked at the Boeing Company managing large scale systems engineering projects for the NASA International Space Station (ISS) program.  After attending law school, Brad was a patent litigator at a boutique law firm in Houston, TX and worked on a wide variety of patent infringement cases including cases in the field of semiconductors, software, gaming, structural, optical, and consumer electronics. Brad went on to become and continues to serve as the CEO and General Counsel of Personal Audio, LLC, a well-known patent holding company that has been successful in licensing over two dozen major technology companies. Brad holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and a J.D from Texas A&M University School of Law.  He is licensed by the State Bar of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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