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

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.

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. cofounder entrepreneur execution startup visionary

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

Vinicius Vacanti

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.

Co-founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup Ownership and Get Back to Building a Business

Gust

We’ve just released our free Co-founder Equity Split tool. It’ll give you a fair and objective recommendation about how to divide your startup’s ownership, so you and your co-founders will have a sensible, real starting point for this notoriously hard, crucially important conversation. Many startup founders find themselves lacking clarity and direction when it comes time to divide their.

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

Enhancing the Co-founder Equity Split Conversation

Gust

Today we’re proud to release an updated Co-founder Equity Split tool. We released the first version back in November to help startup founders divide the ownership of their startup fairly and rationally among their team. With this release, the tool gives founders.

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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. business co-founder entrepreneur partner startu

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups succeed most often when the founding partners know how to build and run a business, rather than how to build and run technology. A business startup is not an academic environment, or a big company research organization. entrepreneur recruiting startup technical 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 has similar advice in Hiring at a Startup?

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Co-Founder Search Tips 101

Inc Startups

Four characteristics you should seek in a co-founder for your startup. Startup

FINDING A CO-FOUNDER

Scalable Startup

Describing this other person variously as a co-founder, partner, CTO, and collaborator, the focus has been on someone with the right combination of technical experience/excellence, mutual chemistry, plus the right timing and inclination in their lives to do this. In looking for a co-founder, I’m searching for the combination that will allow us to build a long term growth company, scalable and adaptable over several years. I’m going to keep looking for a cofounder.

Co-founder meetup tonight at Capital Factory in Austin

SiliconHills

One of the keys to a successful high tech startup is the team backing the venture. 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. [.].

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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. This would be a mistake, and could easily cost you your startup. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We

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? I was having breakfast with Radhika, an ex-grad student of mine who wanted to share her Customer Discovery progress for her consumer hardware startup. Are We Missing A Founder?

Finding Your Co-Founders

techcrunch.com

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 [.]

How to pick a co-founder

venturehacks.com

Venture Hacks Good advice for startups. 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. Build in founder vesting (a.k.a.

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. But Jessica Alter , Cofounder & CEO of FounderDating , pointed out that co founders did not mean two founders in the same room.

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.

50/50 Cofounders

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mark Suster has been writing and speaking out about the challenges of a 50/50 partnership between two cofounders. But these two experiences have taught me that a 50/50 partnership, like a marriage, forces the two founders to come together on all the key decisions and can lead to better decision making. Paul and Rony, the founders and leaders of Indeed , are the iconic version of a partnership at the top of a company. They were even co-CEOs.

Single Founders or Co-Founders?

Instigator Blog

Conventional wisdom says that startups should have two or three founders. Some investors won’t even invest in single founders at all–so understandably for entrepreneurs this is a big issue. Most “business-focused” single founders are told right from the get go that they need to find a technical co-founder. Of the investments I’ve made to-date, six have 2 founders, one has 3 founders, and three have 1 founder.

Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorces

The Startup Lawyer

Accelerators can certainly help a startup reach new levels. The Problem In a disgruntled co-founder situation, … Continue reading → Startup Issues

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

joel.is

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.

Wanted: Co-Founder for New Startup LocalMind

Instigator Blog

Our second investment at Year One Labs is a startup called LocalMind. At the time we made the announcement the company didn’t have a name, but it did have a founder, Lenny Rachitsky. Lenny is now looking for a co-founder. Lenny’s a technical guy, and looking to pair up with another tech founder. We’re looking for a co-founder, not an employee. I look forward to finding an equal partner to work with him as 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?"

AskBob: Where do I find developer cofounder?

47 Hats

(Got a startup question? And if it’s a question that other startup founders are asking, look for it as a post here.). His top startup problem? Ideas, Cofounders and Belief. You’re reading AskBob: Where do I find developer cofounder?

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.

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth

blog.captainrecruiter.com

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth. 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. Startups. Startup Life.

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

www.kernelmag.com

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. The upshot of all of this is that today’s startups can concentrate maximum time and resources addressing the problems they set out to solve. Are there any ‘Founders Dating’ events coming up?”.

7 Startup Co-Founders That Can Lead to Conflict

Startup Professionals Musings

This would be a mistake, and could easily cost you your startup. 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. Most startups can’t afford that.

3 Tricks to Resolving Conflicts Between Startup Co-Founders

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Conflicts between co-workers can make the workplace challenging to navigate. But conflicts between startup co-founders can put everyone out of a job. Unfortunately, an estimated 62 percent of all startup companies will go this route, thanks to co-founder conflict.

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. This would be a mistake, and could easily cost you your startup. Investors routinely decline to fund co-founders who are siblings, or in a romantic relationship. “We

Warby Parker Co-Founder: What Would Really Help America's Startups

Inc Startups

Dave Gilboa, the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, tells Inc. startups, ahead of Donald Trump's 'Tech Week' next week. Startup Bootcampwhat would significantly help U.S.

VC Fred Wilson on the Co-Founder Relationship

Inc Startups

Conflict between co-founders is totally normal. StartupHere's how to deal with it.

8 Issues You Need to Discuss with Your Startup Co-Founder

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally published on CoFounders Lab. Co-founding a company is like getting married; the early days are the honeymoon period. During those first, exciting days of startup bliss, you may not think it’s necessary to sit down with your co-founder to hash out potential concerns.

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.

How To Build A Prototype Without A Technical Co-Founder

Inc Startups

When you're in the process of creating a startup, it can be difficult to know when exactly you should bring in a technical cofounder

Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorces

The Startup Lawyer

Accelerators can certainly help a startup reach new levels. But when the relationship between the startup’s co-founders is already on shaky ground upon entrance, the only thing the accelerator, by no fault of their own, accelerates is the divorce of the co-founders and possibly death of the startup.

The Emotional Co-Founder

Seeing Both Sides

There is a bias against solo founders in Startup Land. Many of the top accelerators, like Techstars and Y Combinator, won't accept founding teams that have solo founders. I was at an entrepreneur event the other night talking with a friend who is a solo 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?

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