Startups · Strategic Partnerships

Guidance on building the right team

Kimberley Burton Founder of a number of successful businesses but from past experiences need the right partners

February 3rd, 2018

I have just joined the site today as I am looking for the right IT person to join us as a co-founder to continue developing our website for a global travel platform. However I just lost a year of my life to a purported ex wall street COO who failed to deliver on everything promised so am a touch nervous. Has anyone had any experience with advisory groups happy to take an equity position to help pull the team together including the right equity agreements ? Thanks to the non performance of the COO there is not the capital or scale of revenue yet engage a consultant and we also need to raise at some point some further capital.

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

February 4th, 2018

Advice for the next round, stop using titles to define roles and responsibilities. Hire the talents you need, not the titles you think you need. Accountability for responsibilities is far more reliable than assumptions that come along with inflated titles.

That said, use CFL's matching tools at

This should help you locate people who are interested in the technical functions.

Priyanka Jain Founder, Roaming Clan

February 5th, 2018

Keen to know more about this! Let me know if you would like to connect. I have 8 years of technical exposure.

Yeliz Bilgi Founder

February 3rd, 2018

looking for a tech co-founder to build a complex app in exchange for a fair share of 50% equity! The app is about exchanging services. “I babysit for you if you mow my lawn“ ... if you are a good app and web developer and serious about becoming my tech partner feel free to email me. I will send you more info.