5 Business Growth Drivers Facilitated By A Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, in my mentoring of potential technical entrepreneurs who have a real passion for their technology, I often recommend that they find a co-founder who can manage the marketing and execution elements of the new venture. business growth co-founder drivers partner relationship

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.

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[Interview] Tyler York, Co-founder And CEO Of Achievable

YoungUpstarts

The post [Interview] Tyler York, Co-founder And CEO Of Achievable appeared first on Young Upstarts. Interviews Achievable entrepreneur advice Entrepreneurship Tyler York

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.

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

Founder Interview: Salo Sterental, Co-Founder of SoStereo, Marketing with Music

The Startup Magazine

As part of our Founder interview series , The Startup Magazine caught up with Salo Sterental, Co-Founder of the SoStereo, a marketing firm that enables brands and artists alike to unlock the marketing power of music. I also happened to love talking to other entrepreneurs.

CiteMed Co-Founder Shares 7 Mistakes Software Entrepreneurs Make

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine If you want to bring your own software platform to market, here are some of the top mistakes that plague young and ambitious software entrepreneurs.

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

Co-founders Enables Nonprofits to Fundraise Online

Hearpreneur

Meet the startup co-founders that are simplifying and automating fundraising campaigns for nonprofits through their business, Kindest. David brought 2 of his co-founders, our CTO and Head of Design along with. Any advice you would give to entrepreneurs and business owners?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

Gabriele Musella, CEO And Co-founder Of Venture Backed Coinrule, Automated Crypto Trading (VC EP24)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Gabriele Musella is a well-educated, well-traveled, co-founder of Coinrule.com, a company where you can build or copy sets of rules for automatically trading cryptocurrencies.

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?

Joshua Scigala, Co-Founder TheStandard.io, DeFi Lending, And Vaultoro, Bitcoin And Gold Trading Platform (VC EP26)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The post Joshua Scigala, Co-Founder TheStandard.io, DeFi Lending, And Vaultoro, Bitcoin And Gold Trading Platform (VC EP26) appeared first on Yaro.Blog. Joshua Scigala knows a lot about crypto (thus this is a LONG episode!).

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.

Russ Heddleston, Co-Founder DocSend, Sold To Dropbox For $165 Million (VC EP22)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Russ Heddleston is the co-founder and former CEO of DocSend, which was acquired by Dropbox for $165 Million in early 2021. The post Russ Heddleston, Co-Founder DocSend, Sold To Dropbox For $165 Million (VC EP22) appeared first on Yaro.Blog.

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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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

10 Attributes Of The Perfect Partner For Your Startup

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.”

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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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?

6 Due Diligence Goals When Vetting Business Partners

Startup Professionals Musings

Business partners can be co-founders in a startup, multiple owners of an existing business, or a joint venture. As a former startup investor, I was often involved with due diligence on founders, and I felt that founders should do the same on co-founders, as well as investors.

Marcel Herz Co-Founder And CEO Tiliter, Computer Vision Startup Disrupting Retail Checkout (VC EP13)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Marcel Herz is co-founder and CEO of Tiliter, a company that is accelerating the democratization of computer vision. The post Marcel Herz Co-Founder And CEO Tiliter, Computer Vision Startup Disrupting Retail Checkout (VC EP13) appeared first on Yaro.Blog.