Look for the one who has great vision. Vision is very important in Life be it for a company or personal ambition. Company is started with some goal to achieve, so look for the person who shares and will contribute to the organization in such a manner that will produce valuable outcomes.
Co-founder should always have skills which compliment yours, you don’t want your co-founder to be same like you, and this may result to slow growth or no growth at all. It depends on what skills you are looking for. Suppose you a technical person then look for the same if you require help in that domain. Finding a co-founder is not an easy job, list down the points you expect from your co-founder. Look at the areas you want him/ her to focus on. This will give you a clear Idea.
- If you are a designer then he/she should be developer.
- If you a management person then he/she should have technical skills required for operations.
- If you are great at building Products then he should be good at selling them.
Co-founder should be enthusiast. Learning new skills will help your team grow. As for them you are the only person with whom they will learn and shape their future. The more you learn, the more you and your company grows. This quality should not only be in co-founder but everyone in a company.
Startup is a place where every day you learn new things. You learn from experience, failures, operations that you carry through out. With each passing day, company grows and learns new things. All this builds a foundation. So it’s necessary to adapt changes quickly. You may need to change working process, interactions with client, technology as per projects etc. Make sure your co-founder is adaptable to all this.
Find someone who is honest. Characters plays important role. As your Co-founder will be the one in your absence and dealing with finance, Choose the right one. It’s not only about money; it’s about ethics and moral of the company. If something goes wrong it will get company into bigger mess.
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