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How to Find a Co-Founder

How to Change the World

After the fact, people may recognize one founder as the innovator, but it takes a team to make a new venture work. Do not rush.

How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Now comes the reality check.

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, unless the visionary highlights a cofounder who can take the vision and execute, I assume the worst. Visionaries tend to get bored easily.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Start with existing co-founders, extend the request to advisors and investors, and finally to existing team members. Are you there?

50 Ways to Find Co-founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What''s worse than starting a business without a co-founder? Try starting it with the wrong co-founder. Got another idea?

How We Fight – Cofounders in Love and War

Steve Blank

I often get asked about finding cofounders and I usually give the standard list of characteristics of what I look for in a founder.

Avoid the 50/50 co-founder model - here's why

I recently received an email asking some advice about co-founders, specifically about whether a 50/50 ownership split makes sense for a startup.

Can't Find a Technical Co-Founder? Do It Yourself

Vinicius Vacanti

This is the first part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit.  I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Disclaimer: If you know a great technical co-founder that wants to work with you, join them.

How to Find Startup Co-Founders Online and in the Real World

VC Cafe

So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? Who are the co-founders and what have they previously done?

The Yin and Yang of a great co-founder relationship

It’s fascinating to me how co-founders need to be different in many ways and at the same time have shared values they are aligned on.

How my co-founder and I structure ourselves as CEO and COO

We had grown up a little and were not just a bunch of people hacking on a product. co-founders ceo coo roles We talked a lot.

How my co-founder and I structure ourselves as CEO and COO

We had grown up a little and were not just a bunch of people hacking on a product. Coo Co-Founders Roles Ceo Tweet. Buffer.

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder

Vinicius Vacanti

Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder. just need to find a technical co-founder.&# Ugh. I’ve heard that too many times over the last few years and it almost always ends badly. I was in this situation and we barely escaped. The Challenge of Finding a Technical Co-Founder. College Roommate or Co-Worker.

How and where to find a co-founder for your startup

The Next Web

Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service. The problem? Where to look?

The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders | TechCrunch

The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders. This is a guest post by Scott Allison, CEO and founder of want to reflect on my experience as a non-technical founder and reassess my original decision – almost two years ago – to stick to what I’m good at, and not waste time learning to code. Startups. Mobile. Video.

How Much Equity a Technical Cofounder Should Get - Nathan Hurst's Blog

Nathan Hurst

The graphic below balances the risks cofounders take with their relative contributions to help answer this question. Jul 19, 2010 Mircea said.

The Right Time to Search for a Co-founder

Kevin Dewalt

The Co-founder Question: A False Dichotomy. Mark Suster, The Co-Founder Mythology. Option 1 – Get a Co-Founder.

Everything you always wanted to know about cofounders

Up and Running

Do I need a co-founder? Do I need a co-founder? How many co-founders should I have? Can I fire a co-founder?

Why Nobody Seems to Want Non-Technical Co-Founders

VC Cafe

The co-founders that shook the world Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. How to find a co-founder. Guest post by Paul Higgins*.

A brief history of founders and co-founders

The Equity Kicker

Having had some success we are looking to rinse and repeat, and that has led us to think about the whole co-founder question in more detail.

Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

See Also What My Startup Accelerator Taught Me About Pitching. Q&A with Joe Maruschak, co-founder of Fertilab Thinkubator  .

Getting the Co-Founder Decision Right

Hazard Lights

In my recent list of #ifiwereafounder tweets, I started with the assertion that "I would aggressively seek out one, but no more than one, co-founder to complement my deficiencies".  This generated a number of questions from founders about the ideal composition of a founding team.  So what makes for a great co-founding team?

How a Mental Illness Helped the Co-Founder of Kayak Start His Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kayak co-founder Paul English reveals how mental illness boosted his creativity and productivity--at a cost

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Method Co-Founder Eric Ryan on How to Connect with Millennial Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method and Olly, describes to Inc.

My Biggest Mistake: Launching a Tech Company Without a Technical Co-Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kicking off the series is Ryan Buckley, the cofounder of , a screenwriting software product that spawned

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How many cofounders should your startup have?

The Next Web

What are the pros and cons of starting a business alone versus with cofounders? How many founders are too many? Too many.”. Pros. 1.

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3 Hacks for Optimizing for Productivity From Asana Co-Founder Justin Rosenstein

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I've been obsessed with productivity for a long time

Design Staff ? Does your startup need a designer co?founder?

Design Staff

Does your startup need a designer cofounder? Characteristics of a great designer founder. Design Staff. See comments.

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup


I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. Here's an example of that kind of email.

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Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. Are there any ‘Founders Dating’ events coming up?”.

The Complete Team

Grasshopper Herder

The complete team is able to complete the Build-Measure-Learn loop including all Four Parts of the Minimum Viable Product.

Choosing A Minimally Viable Co-Founder


If you're starting a company, one of the most important decisions you'll make early on is the selection of a co-founder. Beware.

Skybell Co-Founder Reveals How To Launch And Ship Products In Record Time

YFS Magazine

Launch product development Product Launch starting a business

Finding Your Co-Founders

The number one question you all asked after reading my last blog post about starting a business from scratch was “how do I find my co-founders?&# And therein lies the problem in finding co-founders for that startup you’re dying to launch. Having trouble meeting folks you think would be good co-founders?

Q&A with Nathan McNeill, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer for Bomgar

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Today, Nathan serves as the company’s co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

A Google Docs interview with Richard Simms, co-founder of Tech Talent South

Jeff Hilimire

My name is Richard Simms and, I am a Cofounder of Tech Talent South. It was good fun. Who are you and what do you do? It’s been a wild ride.

Why you can('t) recruit a technical cofounder

cofounders. technical cofounder. Why you can(t) recruit a technical cofounder. Build rapport with your potential cofounder.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Wendell, lead a conversation around “UX Design Tactics”. Enjoy!

Product Management at Startups vs. Enterprises

The Product Guy

We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. About The Product Mentor. Better Products. Enjoy!

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Aditya Bhelande, lead a conversation around “Product Pricing”.