The Role of Technology in Love Relationships: An Interview with CoupleWise Co-Founder, Gary Krane, Part II
January 23, 2012 Leave a comment
By J. D. Peterson
Last week we spoke with Dr. Gary Krane, founder of the CoupleWise multi-media online relationship-improvement service, to find out how this venture came about (see article “My Journey,” https://couplewise.wordpress.com/about-2/our-history/) and where it fits into the field of modern relationship counseling. In this installment of the interview, Gary discusses the challenges his startup company has faced, where it’s headed, how it will work, and the process and benefits of becoming a member.
GK- Dr. Gary Krane
IV: What have been the major challenges you’ve faced in the development of this kind of program?
GK: It’s very simple: the biggest challenge is the coding, the engineering, the programming, or putting it another way, finding a tech cofounder who is both competent and also honest, and that’s been because I’ve never had the finances to hire good engineers, and I’ve never had the training to do the programming myself. So I’ve had to rely on engineers who turned out to be, in every case until very recently, either incompetent, dishonest, or both. And so, unfortunately, I’ve had a very long, sad history trusting the wrong people. But that’s turned around now, and as long as we can find one more good engineer, even half time, we should be able to launch in about two months.