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.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like every entrepreneur I meet these days is quick to proclaim themselves a visionary, expecting that will give more credibility to their startup idea, and improve their odds with investors. 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.

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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. business entrepreneurs startups

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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. business valuation co-founders split equity startup

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. But connecting with startups and entrepreneurs will give you a better definition of what it really means. I finally led a group project and I quickly perceived the challenges all kinds of entrepreneurs were facing.

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10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Investors worry about a single entrepreneur getting overloaded, disabled or led astray, with no balancing and supporting partner. Network to find co-founders just as you network to find investors.

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. On Monday, the Cofounder Network launched, aiming to help solve this problem by matching entrepreneurs from around the world. "By

5 Reasons Two Founders As A Team Are Better Than One

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like every entrepreneur I meet these days is quick to proclaim themselves a visionary, expecting that will give more credibility to their startup idea, and improve their odds with investors. benefit co-founders gino wickman

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.

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

Our Own Start-up

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

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. Only one component of running a business is managing technology, but it is a critical component, so no entrepreneur can afford to ignore it or totally delegate it. That means every entrepreneur needs to learn how to attract, hire, and manage technical people for their team. entrepreneur recruiting startup technical co-founde

7 Startup Co-Founders To Avoid And Keep Your Sanity

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. 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.

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

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7 Co-Founder Strategies That Can Be Very Painful

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. 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.

How to pick a co-founder

venturehacks.com

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. One founder companies can work, against the odds (hello, Mark Zuckerberg). So can three founder companies (hello, @biz, @ev, and @jack). When 4-5 founder companies work, it’s because two founders dominate.

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.

Co-founder Engaging Florida’s Innovation Ecosystem

Hearpreneur

These can include entrepreneurs, investors, talent, schools, corporations, government, support organizations, and more; which is no small task. Any advice you would give to entrepreneurs and business owners?

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

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. 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

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

Mike Michalowicz

I have to take a moment to give a huge shout out new entrepreneurs right now. Plans were made before Covid-19, and new entrepreneurs? Last week I had the opportunity to interview Alex Boghossian, Co-Founder of 301 AD.

Paul Biggar Co-Founder Of $1.7 Billion Tech Unicorn CircleCI.com, DarkLang.com, PhD In Compilers (VC EP16)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Paul had a few false starts as an entrepreneur, […]. The post Paul Biggar Co-Founder Of $1.7 Podcasts business circleci coding compilers darklang entrepreneur startupPaul Biggar got started as a computer engineer early in life.

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

Startup Professionals Musings

Very few entrepreneurs have the range of skills and experience to be the solution creator as well as business creator, or operational as well as sales leader. 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. Most entrepreneurs work long hours and weekends to get the job done.

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. Or, the entrepreneur has deep technology skills, but is lacking in business skills. 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.

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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7 Startup Partner Pairings That You Are Apt To Regret

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, costs, and tasks you don’t like. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship.

Sara Mauskopf, Co-Founder & CEO of Winnie.com, Childcare Provider Marketplace, Raises $15.5 Million In Funding (VC EP21)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Sara Mauskopf is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie.com, a marketplace platform that connects parents looking for childcare and preschool providers with over 250,000 centres around the USA. Podcasts entrepreneur marketplace business startup winnie.com

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

viniciusvacanti.com

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. I just need to find a technical co-founder.&# I write this post to put you out of your miserable technical co-founder search and give you some realistic options. How did you find your technical co-founder?

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.

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

www.kernelmag.com

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. But if tools are plentiful and costs resemble rounding errors, what stands in the way of the would-be entrepreneur of 2012? Just last week, start-up supremo Naval Ravikant of AngelList wrote how the “oversupply” of founders starting companies is making it harder to hire for the average startup. Are there any ‘Founders Dating’ events coming up?”. The Kernel.

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth

blog.captainrecruiter.com

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth. An Internet entrepreneur needs a website. Two years ago I got the bug to do an online recruiting startup and I began the hunt to find a technical co-founder - a software engineer who works for no cash - to help me build my dream website. Twelve months into my startup journey I had four half-built websites that had been built by my four ex-technical co-founders. I learned something: technical co-founders are a myth.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder. But not all co-founders are equal in terms of title, ownership, responsibilities, and so forth. As a result, one of the trickier things co-founders tackle is determining the equity split amongst the founding group of individuals. Sometimes co-founders put off the equity split question for some time.

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Cornell Co-Founder Connection

ithacaVC

Happy to report that Entrepreneurship@Cornell has partnered with CoFoundersLab to launch Cornell C0-Founder Connection provide the broad Cornell University community with a free way to find a co-founder/business partner. A great team is critical to startup success, yet good co-founders/business partners are hard to find. Cornell is dedicated to helping our entrepreneur community better solve this problem. Are you looking for a co-founder?

How many cofounders should your startup have?

The Next Web

Two more entrepreneurial ventures later, Gleb cofounded online backup provider Backblaze to help consumers affordably, automatically, and safely back up their data. What are the pros and cons of starting a business alone versus with cofounders? How many founders are too many? The required number of cofounders for success is: “Zero” – You don’t need a cofounder. You are the founder, the visionary, the uber-entrepreneur.

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Seven Startup Co-Founder Partnerships From Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. 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

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. Even experienced entrepreneurs need a partner to strengthen their position. Actively participate in local business groups and events, like The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and entrepreneur forums. Co-founder is a long-term relationship.

Baird Hall Co-Founder Of ChurnKey, Wavve, ZubTitle, How The Wavve Acquisition Deal Got Done, Solving Internal Problems Leads To New Companies

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In the previous episode of Vested Capital (EP2), we talked with David Horne and Marty Balkema, founders of Calm Capital. On this episode, Baird Hall, one of the co-founders of Wavve, shares the other side of that acquisition, as the seller of Wavve.

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

ReadWriteStart

Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. Kaviani co-founded CoFoundersLab less than tw Shahab o years ago with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs together to launch startups. To find out more about how co-founders can help startups succeed,and how founders can find the right partners, I talked with Kaviani and Julie Edge, Ph.D., EDGE : Not everyone needs a co-founder.

10 Benefits Of True Multi-Tasking As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

With the cost of entry at an all-time low, and the odds of success equally low, more and more entrepreneurs are starting multiple companies concurrently. Other prolific entrepreneurs, like Richard Branson and Elon Musk , simply have several startups on the table at any given moment.

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

VC Cafe

First-time entrepreneurs shouldn’t wait for their “roast duck” either. So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? VC Cafe took a look at the most promising sources for finding co-founders, both in the “real world” and online. . Angellist Talent - Whether you are browsing for startups or talent, with 23,971 startups, AngelList is one of the most active communities for early stage founders.

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. Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur at the moment, and resources such as WorkInStartups , Founder2Be and Enternships have sprung up to help people locate co-founders and create or work in startups. Strikingly the vast majority of startup positions advertised are for technical co-founders such as CTO or Developer.

Q&A with Cameron Chell, Blockchain Entrepreneur, Co-Founder ICOx Innovations

Hearpreneur

At the forefront of this emerging technology, Cameron Chell is a serial startup entrepreneur and Chairman and co-founder of ICOx Innovations Inc. , I work with fellow entrepreneurs, executives and investors to determine what is most important and exactly how to get it done.

Words of Wisdom for Non-Technical Co-Founders (via Sam Altman)

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our series “ Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Every few weeks we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics. Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed