Why I founded B-works
Here’s the story of why I decided to launch B-works and the startup-as-a-service program:
The story begins with my 1st startup Cosmobutler – which was a digital marketplace for home services.
Although I had experience in business modeling and venture building with over 50 projects from previous jobs at large corporations, I didn’t know anything about digital.
So I did the most obvious thing as a startup founder – getting a technical co-founder. When that didn’t work out, I tried to go the agency route, an even bigger headache. We’d often run into issues because they just did what I asked them to without understanding the vision and bringing any technical expertise to the table.
I had to redo the website over 5 times with different agencies, which cost 50-100k each time. I still remember having a call with an agency on my birthday when they told me, “The way it is right now, you’ll have to spend another ~100k, and you won’t be able to launch for another 3-6 months.”
I had similar bad experiences working with agencies in other business areas, like design and marketing. It was a big frustration for me. And I found that other founders struggled with the same, even at the later stages.
That’s why I decided to create a startup-as-a-service program as my next venture that brings in all the ingredients to help a founder succeed.
I didn’t want us to be an agency, so B-works comes in as a full-fledged partner with 10% equity. That aligns our incentives because we make money only if you succeed and your equity is worth something down the road.
Contact us to learn more about our program and to apply.