By Richard Ma (Quantstamp)
Given the current situation with Sushi, it would be a good idea to have more hands on deck to handle a lot of engineering, pm, and organization tasks around Sushi.
I’m friends with the founders of Shipyard Software/Clipper, Abe Othman and Mark Lurie, and we think there’s a way that Shipyard can help Sushi at this critical time.
The founders of Shipyard are open to bringing their team and know-how and can step up to both help the community iron out the situation and provide the engineering team members to help Sushi with shipping their roadmap.
It could be a good idea to bring in a set of experienced founders who are outside of the immediate internal situation which is happening, and just focused on helping to organize things and resuming the building.
We worked with the shipyard guys, and I can vouch for the quality of their work. Mark is an experienced serial entrepreneur and ex-FJ Labs/Bessemer/Harvard HBS, and Abe is a published researcher on AMM design and ex-AngelList/PhD at CMU CS. They have have been in the trenches in startups and can help be part of the glue for Sushi to keep going strong.
The suggestion is to have a call with stakeholders of both teams, and see if the teams get along well, and see we can reach a deeper collaboration that benefits the sushi community. The exact format, whether this is a temporary integration of the teams, or a merger, or something else, can be discussed by the two teams. If it seems like a good fit, then the teams and community can take it from there.