You Don’t Need A Co-Founder To Be Successful

YoungUpstarts

This goes against the common business myth that to become successful you need to have a co-founder or a partner for your start up. In the UK there are over 1000 searches each month from users looking online for information about co-founders.

6 Qualities To Look For In A Startup Co-Founder

YFS Magazine

Like any great relationship, a co-founders should evolve as they face new challenges and opportunities. Look for these 6 qualities in a startup co-founder. Grow Human Capital business partners co-founders cofounders human capital partnership partnerships

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Solo Co-founders

K9 Ventures

Conventional wisdom in the startup world dictates that two founders are ideal for a startup. There are lots of famous pairs of duo co-founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Jerry Yang and David Filo, Hewlett and Packard, Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Three co-founders is acceptable, but anything beyond that the chances of success of the company may actually decrease. Having the right co-founder is perhaps the single most valuable thing in a startup.

5 Communication Hacks For Startup Cofounders

YoungUpstarts

by Saeju Jeong, CEO and Co-founder of Noom Coach. Over the years, we’ve been able to understand some of the reasons that co-founderships fail — and more importantly, why a few, like ours, succeed. Artem and I consider communication our key component for co-foundership.

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. My bottom-line recommendation and theirs is that every visionary entrepreneur needs to be matched with a cofounder or key team member who has the required execution attributes. Due to founder visibility, the team is so tuned in to the visionary and current direction that every turn to the right to pursue a new idea turns the whole team to the right.

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. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. Each co-founder should get equity for value, based on these key variables: Lived a key role in a previous startup. In many cases, one of the co-founders may bring some work in progress that can be patented, trademarked or copyrighted.

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5 Keys To Negotiating Your Fair Share Of Any Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. Each co-founder should get equity for value, based on these key variables: Lived a key role in a previous startup. In many cases, one of the co-founders may bring some work in progress that can be patented, trademarked, or copyrighted.

From Intern To Cofounder

YoungUpstarts

by Bernard Sury, cofounder of GuruWalk. For this reason, I want to share with you today my experience on how I discovered the entrepreneurship world and how, starting as an intern, I eventually became the co-founder of a startup. GuruWalk had just launched the platform and I met the team: the 2 co-founders and the web developer. Working in a startup: being co-founder. In fact, I was already acting as a co-founder without really being aware of it.

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Network Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Find Co-founders

ReadWriteStart

While it's possible to go it alone and be a single-person founder of a startup, many people need - and prefer - to have a co-founder. In fact, judging from the number of times you see people posting "looking for co-founder" on Hacker News , it's quite a challenge.

4 Ways To Resolve Co-Founder Conflict

YFS Magazine

Startup co-founder disputes are universal. Lead business partners co-founders communication leadershipIt’s just like any other close relationship–there are good moments, and there are times when you will disagree.

10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Network to find co-founders just as you network to find investors. Co-founders are business partners for startups, so don’t be afraid to join and explore sites such as StartupWeekend, StartupAgents and CoFoundersLab. Finding a high-tech co-founder in the middle of Kansas may be a long search. Co-founder chemistry and interest matches are best explored outside the office.

Three Rules For Co-Founder Success

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital business partners co-founders partnership strategic partnershipsAfter signing paperwork to form our business, we soon learned that starting a business together was much like entering into a marriage.

Working Out Your Startup’s Taxes With Your Cofounder

YoungUpstarts

by Ryan McInnis, CEO and founder of PicnicTax. For new startups, organizing as a partnership can be a great way for multiple founders to be involved from the beginning. Schedule K-1 for Each Founder. Communicating With Your Co-Founder.

5 Reasons Two Founders As A Team Are Better Than One

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, unless the visionary highlights a cofounder who can take the vision and execute, I assume the worst. My bottom-line recommendation and theirs is that every visionary entrepreneur needs to be matched with a cofounder or key team member who has the required execution attributes. Due to founder visibility, the team is so tuned in to the visionary and current direction that every turn to the right to pursue a new idea turns the whole team to the right.

A Minimum Viable Team is more important than a Minimum Viable Product

Grasshopper Herder

Why wouldn't you want a co-founder who's in love with your idea? Entrepreneurship Finding Co-Founders Human Resources cofounder cofounder dating finding a co-founderThe pursuit of someone who is "committed to the idea" is insidious because it's less obviously flawed.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Just like executive recruiters recognize the best executives, a technical expert in your business domain will recognize the right combination of skill, creativity, and experience you need for a co-founder or key team member. Start with existing co-founders, extend the request to advisors and investors, and finally to existing team members. entrepreneur recruiting startup technical co-founder

The Co-Founder Mythology

Both Sides of the Table

I covered what I call “the co-founder mythology.&# Either you’re not technical and you think you need a technical co-founder or vice-versa. It is increasingly popular to have “founder dating&# or “startup weekend hackathons&# of some variety or the other. Hire your co-founder. Truly treat them like a co-founder. Publicly call them a co-founder. So we’re co-CEO’s&# BS.

How to pick a co-founder

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SUPPORTED BY Products Archives @venturehacks Books AngelList About RSS How to pick a co-founder by Naval Ravikant on November 12th, 2009 Update : Also see our 40-minute interview on this topic. Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. How to pick a co-founder?

How To Fix Co-Founder Power Struggles

YFS Magazine

Lead business partners co-founders leadershipDeal with issues that might come up. Don’t lose sight of what’s best for your business just because you want to come out on top.

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? “After reading your post on Why Founders Should Know How to Code it looks like web/mobile startups have it easy. Trying to figure out what the right set of co-founders isn’t so clear. ” Co-founders Skills are the First Derivative of the Business Model Canvas. Are We Missing A Founder? Are we missing a founder?

Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, urges the board to appoint a black candidate

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News Startups Alexis Ohanian Black Lives Alexis Ohanian George Floyd Alexis Ohanian Reddit Black candidate may be reddit co founder Reddit Co founder quits jobThe entrepreneur is married to Serena Williams, tennis star said he made this decision for the sake of his daughter.

Co-founder meetup tonight at Capital Factory in Austin

SiliconHills

And solo-entrepreneurs can find it difficult finding a technical cofounder in central Texas where people with technical skills are in high demand. Other startup founders are looking for partners with different skills such as marketing, sales and business development. [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin Capital Factory Co-founder Damon Clinkscales FounderDating Richardo Sanchez startups technology

5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. The CTO of many technical startups was the original founder.

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Excerpt from "Do More Faster" - Avoid Co-Founder Conflict by Dharmesh Shah

ReadWriteStart

Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is the new book by David Cohen , founder and CEO of TechStars, and Brad Feld , managing director of Foundry Group. Below is his chapter, Avoid Co-Founder Conflict. Yes, that's right--even co-founders can be terminated.

7 Startup Co-Founders To Avoid And Keep Your Sanity

Startup Professionals Musings

In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the first person expressing interest as a co-founder. First you have to be clear on who you are, and who you can co-exist with, what complementary skills and resources you need, and what decisions in the business you are willing to relegate. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We Bill Gates business co-founder entrepreneur Paul Allen startup

Why Investors Want Co-founders

Diego Basch

Paul Graham says: You can certainly start a business without a cofounder. Well, it’s always hard to start a business that gets really big regardless of the number of founders. Paul doesn’t address the implied question: how much harder would it be for a single founder? Regardless of the answer, I know first hand that it’s possible to be a successful single founder of a startup.

Co-founder Engaging Florida’s Innovation Ecosystem

Hearpreneur

Brian Kornfeld is President and Co-Founder of Synapse , an innovation hub for entrepreneurs, investors, and governments in the state of Florida to share ideas, solve problems and ultimately provide an ecosystem that ensures everyone from pre-seed startups to exciting unicorns continue to flock to, grow within and re-invest in the Sunshine State. The post Co-founder Engaging Florida’s Innovation Ecosystem appeared first on Hearpreneur.

7 Co-Founder Strategies That Can Be Very Painful

Startup Professionals Musings

In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the first person expressing interest as a co-founder. First you have to be clear on who you are, and who you can co-exist with, what complementary skills and resources you need, and what decisions in the business you are willing to relegate. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We strategy entrepreneur startup co-founder business

How to find the right cofounder

NZ Entrepreneur

Wondering how to find the right cofounder but don’t know where to start? If you are a solo founder, you may be able to do it all on your own initially but you’re making it very difficult for yourself. In my opinion, founders or early stage companies should only have a team of two or three people. Some time ago I came across a startup with six founders. If you have more than three founders, I believe you have a problem. Finding a technical cofounder.

Founder2be Helps You Find Co-Founders

YoungUpstarts

The folks over at Founder2be ( www.founder2be.com ) believe that finding the right co-founders for your fledgling company is actually the most difficult yet crucial in determining the ultimate success of your venture. You can search for potential co-founders by country and skills, post and comment on ideas, and connect with like-minded people. But he had tremendous difficulty finding the right co-founder and finally gave up on his idea.

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

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Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder September 7, 2010 | View Comments Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder “I’ve got this HUGE idea.

[INTERVIEW] Alessandra Torre, Bestselling Author And Co-Founder Of Authors A.I.

YoungUpstarts

Alessandra Torre is a New York Times bestselling author with 24 novels to her credit, and is also president and co-founder of Authors A.I., The post [INTERVIEW] Alessandra Torre, Bestselling Author And Co-Founder Of Authors A.I. a tech start-up that uses artificial intelligence to help fiction authors write better books. In addition, she started an online community for authors that now includes online courses, an annual conference, and more than 10,000 authors.

10 Ways Your Startup Co-Founder Is Like A Good Spouse

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, I would broaden the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” The reason is that good attributes apply equally well to “external” partners, as they do to internal partners, like a co-founder or CTO. A good overall example is the synergy between Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as well as long-time Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

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. And I emphasize the value of a founding team with complementary skills sets – i.e. the hacker/hustler/designer cofounder archetype for web/mobile apps. But Jessica Alter , Cofounder & CEO of FounderDating , pointed out that co founders did not mean two founders in the same room.

7 Startup Co-Founders That Can Lead to Conflict

Startup Professionals Musings

First you have to be clear on who you are, and who you can co-exist with, what complementary skills and resources you need, and what decisions in the business you are willing to relegate. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We I’m not suggesting that co-founders should be equal contributors on both sides, but the parameters for “equality” better be well understood and well documented.

An Interview with Alex Boghossian – Co-Founder of 301AD

Mike Michalowicz

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Alex Boghossian, Co-Founder of 301 AD. The post An Interview with Alex Boghossian – Co-Founder of 301AD appeared first on Mike Michalowicz. I have to take a moment to give a huge shout out new entrepreneurs right now. We are facing uncertainty in our lives and businesses. Can you imaging starting your business during a pandemic? Plans were made before Covid-19, and new entrepreneurs?

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. "I'm looking for a partner / cofounder who can not only head the technical aspects and build a working model of the site, but someone with the connections to put a great development team together when we need it. Make sure you go through the 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder.

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Sachin Bansal, Flipkart Co-founder appointed as Managing Director of Venture Navi Technologies

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

The Next Web

In many cases, these entrepreneurs are on the hunt for co-founders to help them build their businesses. I previously wrote about various roles and responsibilities within a startup’s management team , so figure out what role your desired co-founder can fill. By identifying the necessary roles, you can figure out how many cofounders you need. If your connections do not work, you have no choice but to find a stranger as a co-founder.

CTO Founders / Cofounders

SoCal CTO

I just got done reading a post by Roger Ehrenberg Advice for CTO Founders: Don't Let Business Kill the Business where he suggests that CTO Founders should not move too early in finding a business cofounder: Too often, however, I have found CTO / Founders paired with business people who not only don't add value, but frequently detract from the value of the business. Mark Suster defines founder vs. cofounder a bit more in Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes.

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Q&A with Julian Frachtman, founder of Gush and Co-Founder of Jutera Labs

SiliconHills

By Kristen Tischhauser Special to Silicon Hills News Julian Frachtman is the founder of Gush, which was incubated within Austin-based Jutera Labs, which he also cofounded. The other Jutera Labs founders are Surojit Niyogi and Adam Salamon. The post Q&A with Julian Frachtman, founder of Gush and Co-Founder of Jutera Labs appeared first on SiliconHills.

How to Select an Ideal Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a first-time entrepreneur, I often recommend that you team with a co-founder with experiences, connections, and a skill set that complements, but doesn’t duplicate yours. Co-founder is a long-term relationship.

You Don't Need a Co-Founder

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I've heard a lot of VCs tell founders they need co-founders--and that they wouldn't look at a business at a very early stage without a co-founder. A lot of accelerators treat solo founders the same way--making it an implied requirement to participate. I don't think you can get into YC with this kind of "Godfather"-type co-founder as your partner if they're not going to be there day in and day out. but you do need a team.