It’s been almost 1.5 years since the OptionSmile project (website+studio) was open for the public access. I must admit I’ve completely reached my primary goal of gathering the feedback and critical notes about this methodology of options valuation. Almost all the messages I’ve got are positive and many people are excited about this approach noting the unique combination of the underlying mathematics and ease of understanding the core concept. So the user base is constantly growing even with zero marketing efforts.
However, since this is some kind of a by-product of my primary work as a quant trader and financial advisor, I feel like I’m falling between two stools now. It turned out that doing all these tasks (trading, clients portfolios managing, OptionSmile development) simultaneously is unbearable for me. It became evident during the crazy market of Q4 2018 when I forced to spend almost all my time and “mental capital” on my portfolios sacrificing the OptionSmile project. Despite the fact that almost all current routines are automated and do not consume much time and money, not many new features or new studies have been produced for a while.
Therefore, I decided to start looking for a partner who can handle all the tasks of management and business development of the project. Actually, I’m open for a wide variety of possible formats of cooperation options, timing, compensations, etc. The ideal candidate would be the one having good management/communication skills, knowledge in internet marketing/web development, and options trading experience. This combination is quite unique, I realize, so I’m looking for someone who has at least some of that skills, can learn fast, and (the most important!) have energy and enthusiasm to push things forward.
I have a clear understanding of the possible business model for this project and a lot of ideas about marketing, content, new functionality, new instruments, etc. Moreover, many software features that I use for myself are still not open for the free public access (early exits, delta hedging, strategy scanner, etc.) due to much higher computing power demands. They should be a part of some “premium access” package, I guess.
So, if you or someone you know and can recommend would like to participate in the future of OptionSmile in the partner role, please let me know via email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact form on the OptionSmile website.