Finding cofounders

What to look for in a co-founder as a technical founder?

Dawid Cyron Self-taught Software Developer, Founder at Univio

August 14th, 2018

I am working on a powerful mobile application, that has a potential to revolutionize a market of mobile payments. I'm still in the early stage of creating my company, starting to work on my first MVP. It's now that I realized that sooner or later I will need a co-founder. It's easier to secure funds, but I think that I also need some mental support (handling stress etc.). The thing is, I don't know what role should my co-founder fill. I'm a technical founder and I can also take care of sales. Also, where should I look for a cofounder?

Karen C Looking for technical cofounder who has a love for beauty, art and design

August 15th, 2018

Meetups, competitions, conferences, friends of friends, or maybe here.

Job Description: Stress with you (nature of entrepreneurship), pick you up where you're at, maybe you need someone who can fill in the operations and plan for growth? Sooner or later sales and technical stuff will be too much for you to wear two heads.

Richard Beck

Last updated on August 16th, 2018

Here's what I would do....

Figure out which side you'd like to handle.... The Tech side or the Sales side....

Then, find a co-founder to handle the other side...

If you continue to go down the path of straddling Sales and Tech, I think you're creating an extra challenge you don't need...

You'll put yourself in the critical path of too many things... and you'll need to work a ton of hours.... and make the business much more difficult to scale.

I don't think it is practical to be the "sales guy" creating sales material, writing email series, landing pages, scripting videos and knocking down doors.... while being the "tech guy" leading and managing a Tech Team, charting a course, keeping things on track and demoing for clients.

In the end, you need a full time "sales guy" who will grind all day on sales... You also need a full time "tech guy" to keep an eye on things 24/7. I think trying to be both will greatly impede your progress.

Bryan Riester Operations

August 14th, 2018

It sounds like meetups would be a great place to start. Places like CoFounder's are awesome if you've got a site up or functional demo, because the internet is chalk-full of vaporware and you'll want to make a good first impression on anyone you meet. So taking your first steps in-person can be critical to finding a good intellectual sounding board :D