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. Derek Sivers, the co-founder of CD Baby, said it best: “The first follower is what transforms the lone nut into a leader.”.

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. Building the product may be the easy part of your startup challenge.

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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. 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 to pick a co-founder

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.

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. entrepreneur recruiting startup technical co-founder

50 Ways to Find Co-founders

Inc Startups

What''s worse than starting a business without a co-founder? Try starting it with the wrong co-founder. There must be 50 ways to find co-founders. 1 question I''m asked is, "How do I find a co-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. The 50/50 co-founder model. When I talk about the 50/50 co-founder model, what I really mean is the equal stake model.

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. Hopefully, I’ll encourage other entrepreneurs with a dream but no technical co-founder options to take their destiny into their own hands. Disclaimer: If you know a great technical co-founder that wants to work with you, join them.

The Yin and Yang of a great co-founder relationship

I’ve always found it interesting to think about co-founder relationships. 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. I see a number of startups where the founders are too alike.

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? VC Cafe took a look at the most promising sources for finding co-founders, both in the “real world” and online. . Who are the co-founders and what have they previously done?

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. In practice, this translated to Leo being in sync with every aspect of the company and helping us to improve (product, customer happiness, marketing, growth). co-founders ceo coo roles

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. In practice, this translated to Leo being in sync with every aspect of the company and helping us to improve (product, customer happiness, marketing, growth). Coo Co-Founders Roles Ceo

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder

Vinicius Vacanti

Steve Job's Technical Co-Founder. 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. The Challenge of Finding a Technical Co-Founder. To find a great technical co-founder, you need to convince them of the following: Your idea is better than all of their ideas. College Roommate or Co-Worker.

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 I 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. I meet people all the time who have no technical background whatsoever, and they want to start an online business, perhaps build a mobile app, or launch a SaaS product.

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. Technical cofounders, remember that the number of shares or options doesnt matter, just your percentage ownership (what the chart shows).

The Right Time to Search for a Co-founder

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Most investors, entrepreneurs, and startup advisers discuss “should I get a co-founder” as a false dichotomy, a “yes” or “no” choice. The Co-founder Question: A False Dichotomy. Mark Suster, The Co-Founder Mythology.

Everything you always wanted to know about cofounders

Up and Running

Do I need a co-founder? These are some of the most frequent questions about co-founders that I have heard from entrepreneurs over the years. Do I need a co-founder? How many co-founders should I have? Can I fire a co-founder?

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. In many cases, these entrepreneurs are on the hunt for co-founders to help them build their businesses.

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. Strikingly the vast majority of startup positions advertised are for technical co-founders such as CTO or Developer.

A brief history of founders and co-founders

The Equity Kicker

To be clear I’m a big believer in the power of teams, but we’ve had some success here backing solo-founders and then helping them find a co-founder shortly after that. I think that’s why having co-founders has become more important recently.

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. At face value, the first question is why have a co-founder, and if you do, why only one? First, it is worth recognizing that founders form the soul of any start-up.

Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

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Q&A with Joe Maruschak, co-founder of Fertilab Thinkubator . He co-founded and is on the board of Fertilab Thinkubator, an incubator with a biotech focus. The post Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak appeared first on Bplans Blog.

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

Design Staff

Does your startup need a designer cofounder? If you’re the stereotypical “technical” or “business” founder of a startup, partnering with a designer co-founder can give you an important advantage and help you achieve early success.

[Interview] Cameron Chell, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Of Business Instincts Group (BIG)


Chell is chief executive and co-founder of Business Instincts Group (BIG), a venture creation firm. With BIG, he has fostered many other startups, among them: Slyce , a visual search company that he co-founded and is now publicly owned.

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup


I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. Make sure you go through the 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder. Of course, you are looking for something a little different - a technical Cofounder.

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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. Including Channel & Relationship!

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. 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. The Kernel.

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. Some might advocate just “going it alone” because finding a great co-founder is hard and fraught with risk.

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?

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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. It’s most comfortable to hang out with people like ourselves, but those are exactly the folks you probably don’t want to co-found a startup with. Finding Your 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. What did you do to prepare yourself for co-founding a business? As our business became successful, we didn’t stop thinking of ways we could innovate our product.

Why you can('t) recruit a technical cofounder

cofounders. technical cofounder. Why you can(t) recruit a technical cofounder. In particular, potential technical cofounders indicated they wanted to see successful entrepreneurial experience and a complementary skillset that would be brought to the table. Posterous.

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

Inc Startups

Kicking off the series is Ryan Buckley, the cofounder of , a screenwriting software product that spawned My entrepreneurial journey started with a text from my cofounder. We had the first purely Web-based screenwriting software product on the market.

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Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners


by Ana Grasic , cofounder of WeGrowth. There are a lot of amazing tools and hacks out there that can help you boost productivity and have enough time for yourself after work. If done right, planning can truly affect your productivity and effectiveness in a positive way.

NaturallyCurly CoFounder Michelle Breyer Created a Curl Empire in Austin


At a party with friends and colleagues, Breyer complained about the lack of hairstyles and products for women with curly hair. At the […] The post NaturallyCurly CoFounder Michelle Breyer Created a Curl Empire in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills Host of Ideas to Invoices As a business reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, Michelle Breyer launched a website geared to girls with curls.

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

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I've been obsessed with productivity for a long time

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

Inc Startups

Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method and Olly, describes to Inc. senior writer Burt Helm how he leveraged marketing to reinvent dull household products

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

Inc Startups

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

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Product Strategies for Non-Strategists

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Dustin Levy, lead a conversation around “Product Strategies for Non-Strategists”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. About The Product Mentor. Better Products.

How Do You Pick the Right Business Partner or Co-Founder?

Small Business Force

Picking a partner or co-founder isn't like finding a new friend. So, how do you avoid finding yourself in a similar situation somewhere down the road between you and your partner/co-founder? You think about it ahead of time!