How to find the right co-founder?

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I am looking for a technology co-founder. I have been able to find a couple of good posts browsing this site that help point me in the right direction:

Can anyone provide thoughts on how to find the right person or get the word out that I am looking?


asked Mar 18 '10 at 00:58
Bob Ross
119 points
  • What are your criteria? – Jeff O 14 years ago
  • Good question. I am looking for someone who's more of a CTO than a coder, I think. They should be able to handle researching and presenting solutions for all technology related aspects of the company from deciding which language to code the project in, coding the project (potentially), understanding and solving scalability issues, good understanding of UI/UX and so on. – Bob Ross 14 years ago
  • Been answered many times over - Google is your friend here. Search and find tons of articles about how / where to find a technical co-founder. Here is a recent one that suggests the opposite - stop looking for a co-founder: Galley 12 years ago

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You can check out some of the MeetUps and just chat with people. One that's in Silicon Valley is Co-Founders Meetup.

In terms of finding the right one, that depends a lot on your needs. In general, the most important thing is that both of you share the same vision and get along. A superstar A-hole that you hate will make your new startup a living hell and will lead to certain failure.

answered Mar 18 '10 at 01:53
Jarie Bolander
11,421 points


You should also look at

answered Mar 18 '10 at 04:06
Joseph Turian
895 points

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