piątek, 8 grudnia 2017
It's funny but on the 150 anniversary of Jozef Pilsudski birthday some fundamental thing has changed in my life. After begin selected to the final stage of Edulab.io contest, we at Jaaz has been completely rejected on that day.
For me it is mark of the fall of some dream. Of me begin a chief of own company. We passed through some hundreds of other startups but failed on that day. Very symbolic day.
It also says you something of 'Good Change' that ruling party is performing. For me personally, looking from the professional point of view it is very symptomatic and dangerous.
I cannot let you know how it will be and how this thing will be resolved by the current rulers but I have observed something already. The gates to the governmental companies are closed for me. Nowadays, in difference to the time I was looking for job few years ago it is a huge loss.
You know that for some people not only in Poland my character and the personal story can be a controversial. Believe me, in business, it is even harder. The companies do not want in general to have somebody like me to work with their clients directly.
They rather would want to have me hidden somewhere in their Research & Development departments. And such positions are really hard to find even nowadays when the number of offers has tripled since the time I was looking for job in Warsaw.
środa, 29 listopada 2017
Upcoming New Year is a moment of time in which it is good to make a changes. My one will be maybe biggest in my life so far. We have decide to terminate contract with my current employer - Insys.
There are two reasons behind. For first work here was like in middle of 90'ths mainly because obsolete technology on which company is based. Namely 4GL - little know language of 4th generation, as they call it.
There was also issue of me handling installation of Informix and other devops activities that was disrupting me in coding fancy Angular applications. Now it is behind me I can focus on development.
What I will be doing? I want to move back to Warsaw where I spend 10 years and where I have friends. Everyone from my little town has left it, so I was living past years alone with my mother.
I will continue my adventure with Jaaz Portal Limited but if in relative short time I will not obtain source of founding I will need to look for another job.
We will see. Tomorrow I'm heading to Warsaw on the meeting in EduLab.io. We have been chosen from hundreds of companies to have 3 hour meeting on which we need to convince them to give us up to 250 000 Euro. Keep your fingers crossed...
wtorek, 4 kwietnia 2017
Since long time I was not updating you on my developments. Well, since three months I'm working in a company specialized in software for fashion designers and boutiques. But I did not gave up on Jaaz.
To be honest I'm investing a lot of my earnings into my own business and soon I hope this will bring me a fruits. The company is now registered as UK entity and we have started serious fund raising campaign.
On beginning we started from small individual investors but we do not have big hope it will work. Mostly they want to put their money in some companies that are well established on the market not into idea that will need a months to hit it.
But we are looking for web-hosting companies. We have a base of more that 100 profitable UK businesses acting on this stage and soon we will address them with our proposal to form Jaaz Alliance. Our way to develop landscape changing software. So cross your fingers, dear friends.
niedziela, 6 listopada 2016
Behind me weeks of business development. Definitively I need some coding so from next week I'm returning to our Beta Version of Jaaz Portal. What has been done so far? Foremost we have decided that we need a co-founder.
We are so far without success looking for foreign investors. We have received some warm replies but always they state that they are not investing in the companies from outside of the United Kingdom or the United States.
Therefore we have found a idea to try to look for some co-founder that will help us to open our business in the UK or US. We will left our R&D activities in Warsaw but will move our headquarters to the London.
sobota, 22 października 2016
It was quite a long time from the last post. Well, i did some progress with my charity projects but has put a new energy into my basic commercial one - Jaaz Portal.
Now I am running all three charity project that I want to spend my free time on. The Harm Reduction Charter, kabalistic asam.tech and a project to rebuild Great Synagogue of Warsaw.
There are big changes in the financial terms in my life ahead on the horizon of the events related to the Kabbalah but I am doing everything to not be dependent on it. I am trying to do my business but it is really difficult in Poland.
Most of potential investors looking at the project are from UK or United States and it is really difficult to convince them to invest in the Eastern Europe. If I will be living in London or New York I will do not have any difficulties in securing the investment.
But I do not give up. We have prepared new Business Plan that is going to be released next week. We have also updated our Pitch Deck with new concepts, plans and predictions. Hope that before Spring we will find somebody.
środa, 21 września 2016
Tracking my family roots I have found a rare book of poetry. I think that nobody before was translating Polish Jews poems to English, so I have decided to translate some. On beginning 'In the soul' of Jonatan Ratosz.
In the SoulJustice is going, going before him,is purifying a path for him, is carrying a shieldJustice before him in the darknessJustice is going before himto the God of sea's winds,deeply, in the bearing twins of the ExpansesHe in one movement of the wing is summoning evenings,his white beard is rising like the foamYou have picked up yourself in the lights, lighted up by the gods,and now you shall descend together with her,with the lantern of the God, with the sun –as far as the bottoms of the almighty waters,to the place from which spreads up all the dust of the world,to the beginning of roads, leading to the skyand descending into undergroundsA man has discovered his bitterness,has counted exactly her rodsand is now not caring of good of his householdJustice is going, going before him,is purifying a path for him, is carrying a shieldJustice before him in the darknessJustice is going before himOh You, always and everywhere in the wingless flight,that is judging the rims of the Earth,that is making justice in your chasmsbless that one, which is coming to his fathers,bless the soul of you servant,that has gone to rest.Justice is going before himJustice before him in the darknessis carrying a shield on paved pathJonata Ratosz
wtorek, 13 września 2016
We was happy, for a moment, that we found an investor. We have made a little investigation and found out that our Sheik is just a FAKE. Beware!
The person contacted us saying that he is Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al-Thani from Alqurnh Development Company QSC operating in Doha, Qatar. He has offered an investment into our project.
After a week of answering his questions we have been told that our application has been accepted and now we are going to be paid a money. However, first we need register a joint-venture company in Qatar.
That was strange but even stranger was a lawyer - - that we needed to contact to register our company. He has authorized by providing a scan of his passport.
That was strange. Moreover while he has not asked yet for a money in documents he has sent to you there was suggestion that we need to pay for legal proceeding something around 2000$.
That was really suspected. We made a check and found out this article in French in which somebody is describing his adventure with that guys. It was same story but the lawyer had different name.
We had written then to the 'Sheik' confronting him with the article. He has written that this is untrue and that they are 'blackmailing' him. He has written also that they have companies in their portfolio that shows that they are true investors.
We have replied that we will verify this and will call this companies but will call a police.