Why I Founded An Angel Development Company to Help NYC Startups

We have long been hearing about the need for quality engineering talent to keep up with the demands of ideas-centric New York City. KAYWEB Angels, LLC is the 'angel development company' founded to fill this gap and plug New York's developer hole.

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KAYWEB Angels LogoWe have long been hearing about the need for quality engineering talent to keep up with the demands of ideas-centric New York City.

New York startup founders of the non-technical variety have long struggled to find skilful, technical co-founders. These individuals are not often immediately monetized in order to be able to afford the services of the limited developer talent pool available in the big city.

KAYWEB Angels, LLC is the ‘angel development company’ I founded to fill this gap and plug New York’s developer hole.

KAYWEB Angels is majority-owned by KAYWEB, the web and mobile development company with offices in New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Manila. KAYWEB employs 20 full-time staff, including 14 programmers specializing in developing websites and applications using various languages and technologies.

With over 200 clients using our systems, including our state-of-the-art content management system CMS, KAYWEB is well-equipped to build the next great web and mobile startup projects originating in New York City.

KAYWEB Angels has been founded to facilitate this process by providing our considerable resources in exchange for equity in founders’ projects.

Our resources include website, application and mobile application designers, developers and project managers.

It also includes a mentoring network headed by our board of directors, who bring an outstanding level of expertise to the table.

Sidney Minassian is CEO of GrowthQ, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy helping startups launch, monetize and grow. Shant Soghomonian is an executive at VMware, with over 12 years of IT sales, management and leadership experience in Asia, the Pacific and Japan. Foad Fadaghi, formerly with Friendster, brings over 15 years of experience in technology research and consulting. John Buckman is a corporate attorney and the founder of Buckman Group – Corporate Counsel, whose specialty is startups.

I, Haig Kayserian, am the Founder and CEO. I am an internet and mobile business consultant with clients across Australia, the United States of America and Asia. I founded KAYWEB seven years ago and have personally managed and advised on hundreds of website and applications projects for clients, which include businesses, organizations, government and individuals.

KAYWEB Angels, LLC has three New York projects as active investments already and we are actively inviting applicants to submit their ideas as we look to take that number to five by July 2011.