Founders · Cofounder

What are the right skill sets for cofounders?

Peter Chalkley VCQ Media Ltd - London, UK. Public Relations and Communications social Dating Platform

November 7th, 2014

What Are the best team members to have as co-founders in the skills levels based to join at the start of a new company - To do with social media discovery services .

Corey Blaser Sailor. Mormon. Entrepreneur.

November 7th, 2014

What ever complements your skill set.

When I start or been inducted into startups we take an accounting of all our skills and leadership styles. We then try to fill the gaps with people who not only have the needed skills and experiences, but will also fit the culture we are creating.

Here are some great resources to explore your needs and your team's needs:

Su Ross Attorney, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

November 8th, 2014

You don't mention how many co-founders but assuming only two, you want one to be the creative force and the other have the business background. Then you want to make sure they "play" well together. 

Maylia Tsen Business & Management Consultant, Facilitator for Peer Advisory Groups

November 7th, 2014

Hi Peter: This is Maylia Tsen, I am a Chair with Vistage International and have been a business consultant and have engaged in start-ups. With my experience, the type of team members that you may consider would be someone with marketing experience in social media, and another individual with technology in social media/internet/wireless. These two key individuals will help drive revenue to your business. I hope this is helpful. 

Rob G

November 7th, 2014

Peter, what kind of a company are you building?  a tech company that needs to build and sell a tech product/SaaS? 

Faun deHenry Strategist and Innovator

November 7th, 2014

I look for people who have strengths in areas that I don't.