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Stephen Cataldo

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder + Drupal Dev, Verdant Event and Web Development (Contract), SoundVision Productions. University of Delaware grad.

Founder + Drupal Dev, Verdant Event and Web Development (Contract), SoundVision Productions. University of Delaware grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In


SpaceShare Green Travel for Events
Heart Cart Vegetarian Cafe


Instructor, Web Design UC Berkeley July 2015 - present
Drupal Developer; Web application & business function planning Independent Contractor January 2010 - present
Web Development (Contract) SoundVision Productions 2007 - present
Founder SpaceShare Green Travel for Events December 2003 - present
Development Team Lead, Drupal Vibio July 2011 - July 2012
Programmer 1997 - 2001
Founder and Manager Heart Cart Vegetarian Cafe 1991 - 1996


University of Delaware Physics, Political Science, Economics 1986 - 1994
Randallstown HS 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Health Insurance
  • • Quantified self
  • • Therapy
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths


Key Accomplishments

I built [rideshares and roomshares for events] from the ground up, tech and business and ran it solo for ten years. I never want to do that again solo, so I'm on FounderDating. I was also lead dev for Vibio, we built a really nice product they never got their Series A. Along with plenty of contract jobs -- mostly Drupal. I've also nearly finished writing a book

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm inspired by worthwhile (social-enterprise) projects and like to work with people inspired by more than money. I like working on a team, providing feedback, being engaged across the business, being mutually inspired to change some corner of the world for the better. I think ideas are cheap. I like getting the hard stuff done quickly, being up front.

I'm good with both sweat-equity partnership social-enterprise projects, your idea or mine as equals (I can work half-time). Or working as an employee with near-normal pay and a little equity. Pitches that are half- cash and half+ equity are confusing -- if you pitch me as your developer/CTO, please have an idea on how we could do a test project.

As an Advisor

I'm a listener, a generalist, focused on bootstraps more than big time investors. I think I'm particularly good at listening to overall business needs and helping integrate those into a technology plan, helping prioritize, adjust needs and capabilities. Also, I'm very interested in founder-dating at the bootstrap and social-enterprise level: running a carpool business, I witnessed many passionate environmentalists build our own carpool systems and accidentally compete. I'd like to help people who want to do good work get past their various founder syndromes and work together. Talk to me if you have people who should be working together who can't figure out how to negotiate an agreement to make it happen.

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Kiran Sanka
We worked together  •  Founder, CEO, viddmonk and Founder, CEO, Cinpost. Michigan State grad.
Experienced business and technical leader, ability to think practical, scope large visions into "doable" chunks, passionate about social iss ... ues and delivers on what he commits
Jon Welch
We worked together  •  CTO, Agora Staffing Exchange and Software Develoiper, A. E. Wood and Associates. University of Delaware grad.
Stephen is incredibly creative and resourceful... a true "out of the box" thinker.
Simon Montford
We worked together  •  Internet of Things #IoT #SmartHome #Drones #Wearables #AI #Robotics @web3iot LinkedIn:
He is passionate about social enterprise. He is also driven and resourceful.