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.

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

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

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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From Intern To Cofounder

YoungUpstarts

by Bernard Sury, cofounder of GuruWalk. How about joining a small company or better yet: a startup! Working with startups. Today, everybody knows what a startup is. But connecting with startups and entrepreneurs will give you a better definition of what it really means.

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

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?

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. co-founders fair share new venture split equity

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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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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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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. [.].

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.

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

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. Startups have high failure rates.

Founder2be Helps You Find Co-Founders

YoungUpstarts

If you think seeking funds is the toughest – and most important – part about founding your own startup, you’re likely to be wrong there. You can search for potential co-founders by country and skills, post and comment on ideas, and connect with like-minded people.

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.

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.

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. Make sure you go through the 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder. You should definitely hit up the Startup Weekend events as well.

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Advice on choosing co-founders

The Equity Kicker

Quoted on a Profit Guide post, Build a team of founders investors will love.). The best founder teams we have seen here at Forward Partners have had a deep and obvious mutual respect. Startup general interest

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.

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

The Next Web

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.

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.

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

VC Cafe

Whether you have an idea for a tech startup, or you want to join someone who does, life is too short to work on something you are not passionate about. So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? link] - a free job board for startups.

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.

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?”.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Seven Startup Co-Founder Partnerships From Hell

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.

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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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. What are our personal goals for the startup?

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests INR 650 crores in Ola

Our Own Start-up

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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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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. Finding that ideal startup partner can be as elusive as finding a compatible mate. Is looking for a co-founder like looking for a mate? StartUp 101

You Don't Need a Co-Founder

This is going to be BIG.

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. After all, they'll say, there are too many things to do in a startup to do on your own. but you do need a team. And if you happen to find someone amazing you want to partner up with, that's fantastic.

Q&A with Business Incubator Co-founder Joe Maruschak

Up and Running

Do you have an early-stage startup? See Also What’s the Difference Between a Small Business Venture and a Startup? Today, incubators and accelerators are both popular topics, especially for technology startups. See Also What My Startup Accelerator Taught Me About Pitching.

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.