Chris Roth

New York, New York, US

Technical cofounder looking for cofounder
Chris's Skills
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Chris

I'm currently looking for a cofounder who is not already set on a specific idea and who is interested in splitting equity fairly. I'm open to bootstrapping and revenue shares in addition to raising investor money. I'm currently exploring some ideas around data modeling, finance, and data visualization. I want to use data visualizations to help people understand the world and to create data models to help people make better decisions for the future. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please reach out.

................. and for some career background! ...................

I'm currently a consultant-CTO of a geospatial real estate startup and an advisor to a fintech startup. I enjoy my consulting a lot but I want to do a startup of my own with a cofounder or two!

Prior to being the first hire at Teachable and then an early employee at Simon Data, I was an engineering consultant and interim-CTO for a few seed-stage companies. I've been through TechStars in the past and done YC's Startup School online. I can build a high quality product quickly and I have experience with hiring, interviewing, budgeting, creating technical roadmaps, and building out an initial codebase. I'm great at building high-quality stuff and I have an eye for design but I also value scrappiness and I think of myself as a hacker or maker. I don't like jargon.

See my LinkedIn profile for more detailed info:


The hard part about software is knowing what NOT to build. - Every good software engineer, ever :)

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer

Simon Data

September 2017 - October 2018



February 2016 - September 2017

Lead Frontend Architect


June 2014 - February 2016

Software Engineering Consultant

Imaginary, LLC

August 2011 - January 2014

Senior Web Application Developer

North Carolina State University - Office of Information Technology

September 2009 - August 2011




Co-working Space

HQ Raleigh

2018 - 2018