| ||Find a cofounder or continue as a single founder...decisions decisions. |
6 points by omnisci 1816 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments |
|It seems that YC and Techstars put a lot of emphasis on avoiding single founders.
Ideally, this makes sense considering starting a business is a metric ton of work and many times, it’s too much for an individual.
However, it seems that the biggest problem that YC deals with is cofounder conflicts,. Many times these conflicts fatal to a business and ultimately cost YC money.
So where is the benefit?|
I’m asking this as I’m curious about finding a cofounder. Briefly, I’m a very motivated and particular single founder (well, soon to be) that is starting a tech business in the near future. While I know I need help to bring my idea to fruition, I am more interested in hiring the right people than finding a cofounder to help with the business. In my limited experience, it seems that finding a cofounder is almost like dating. There is no “formula” that can predict a good cofounder, and even if you think you have someone great, they bang your best friend and take ½ your stuff.
So, I’d like to have a discussion about which is better for a single founder. Do you go on the dating websites (http://www.cofounderslab.com) and find your perfect cofounder or stand your ground as a single founder and hire good people.
What does HN think?
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