I need a co-founder with a certain skillset to help my startup be successful when it launches, and have registered with 'Pro' accounts on 2 websites that claim they can help me find a co-founder. I've also placed an ad on another that claims it can help me find a technical co-founder. Then I put an ad with links to each of these campaigns on my company website (superspeedyservers.com).
Of 8 people I initiated contact with on the sites which I have a 'Pro' membership, none so far have seemed interested enough to get back to me, which is discouraging, 1 person has reached out to me, but hasn't followed up with a new reply after I got back to them, and on the other site with the ad, I got 1 reply from someone who's interested.
Part of me is inclined to start working with the first person who appears to be qualified and interested, out of fear that there won't be any more 'applicants' for lack of a better word for them. But I know the act of finding a good co-founder is akin to marriage, and I don't want to partner up with the wrong person.
So I'm wondering how this vetting process should go, considering that I have 6 months of 'Pro' account remaining on these sites, and don't know how many 'applicants' I may or may not see.
I don't want to squander the opportunities I do get, but I don't want to jump the gun & take the first 'applicant' for the sake of taking the first 'applicant'.
What are HN readers' thoughts on this?