Malcolm F.

New York, New York, US

Current Obsession: Plastic waste in our oceans
Malcolm F.'s Skills
Operations
Design
Business Development
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Malcolm F.

** Environmentalism Through a For-Profit Startup **

Hello Founders-

I'm a New York and Cape Cod-based design, strategy, and operations founder. I have a travel products startup that is doing well (www.paktbags.com) and I created another startup to tackle the environmental problem of plastic waste in our oceans called SeaHive (www.seahive.com). The two companies compliment each other well and Pakt's most recent crowdfunding project (www.gopakt.com) served as a case study for SeaHive (www.seahive.com/Pakt). So, I plan to continue both but I would like to find a CoFounder to join me on SeaHive.

I have a promising business model and small team already working on SeaHive but I am looking for a Biz Dev cofounder to join and lead the push toward funding and profitability.

I have extensive design and production experience in the contrasting worlds of hardware, fashion, and software products. As a consultant and then a founder I picked up hands-on experience with branding, production coordination, international logistics, distribution, online marketing, and e-commerce.

The collective power of the startup community is awesome. Please reach out if any of my experience could be of use. I love connecting with interesting people building exciting things and I'm happy to help if I can. If we really connect and team up to build something, even better!

Areas of interest:
- Online communities
- Environmental
- Food and Dining
- Travel
- e-commerce
- Social cause startups
- Bartering, sharing, and collaborative economies
- Efficiency, repurposing, and waste reduction

Product experience areas
- softgoods
- electronics
- consumer products
- fashion
- furniture and interiors
- 3D modeling/printing
- UI/UX

Hobbies:
- boating, sailing, and fishing
- motorcycles
- camping, hiking, and outdoor activities
- adventure travel
- cycling


Personal site: http://malcolmfontier.com/

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology

Industrial Design

1998 - 1998

Accelerator/Incubator

Founder Institute