Most of the times we hear that most VCs dont trust single owners, and usually look for startups with co-founders. why is this the case, there have been instances that co-founders have had differences and startup failed.
It is true that investors almost always want to see more than one co-founder, and in my experience, less than 4. EG 2 or 3 is a good number.
I think there are a several reasons:
I believe most accelerators and incubators for these and probably other reasons do not like single founder businesses.
If you're a sole founder, the investment is in you as a person. Everything is carried on your shoulders. What happens if you get sick? No co-founder to carry the burden, everything is put on hold. This is quite high risk, as opposed to a partnership or team where responsibility is shared and decisions are usually team-based instead of originating from a single mind.
VCs are unimportant. If your project makes sense, they will come to you and try to look their best for you to accept them in. If it doesn't, no amount of additional make up will make you attractive to them. Hence, VCs are unimportant.