How hard is to be a solo founder building a startup vs having 1-2 co-founders?


What are the top reasons to have co-founders that puts solo founders at a serious disadvantage?

Should someone who already has an idea and close to finishing a basic prototype spend time looking for a co-founder?

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asked Apr 7 '14 at 15:40
Wayne Waring
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I've been a solo founder at 5 out of 6 startups. I'd highly recommend having a co-founder (if you find the right one).

Starting a company has extreme ups and downs. It's an emotional roller coaster ride. Having a co-founder makes the burden easier to carry, especially in the early days.

The key is having a co-founder who is great at things that you're not so good at.

So, if you're a really good engineer, but design is not your forté, a co-founder who is great at design & UX will be far better than another technical one.

answered Apr 9 '14 at 01:06
Nishank Khanna
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