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How to find a technological co-founder and what are the alternatives

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  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadFinding A (Techie) Co-Founder
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Perfect TeamTechnologist Designer/UI/UXBusinessman
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #1Its extremely hard to find a techie co-founder
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe SolutionNone. Its really hard.Email me at shahar@foundersguidebook.com if you havea solution that repeatedly proved to work
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadSo Just Some Tips...Dont go to "dating" meetups –No one is really willing to abandon his "amazing” ideaGo to techies meetups and share your story
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #2Choosing a co-founder is like getting married on the first date
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadSome TipsDont start working with someone you dont feel comfortable withGood Relationship are more important than skills & experienceMake sure you both have the same level of commitment andfinancial runwayIf its an early stage startup, split the equity 50-50Sign a Co-founders Agreement with equity vesting
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Alternative - Outsourcing
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #1Investors dont like it
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #2Its very hard to work on someones else code.So once you find a techie co-founder shell probably need to developeverything from scratch
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadTip #1: Have a pro manage it for youA pro can explain thisA few hours once a week are enough for a pro to know whetheryour outsourcing developer is making a good job
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadOtherwiseYoull get screwed
  • FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadSome More Tips...If you have s CTO, avoid outsourcing your core developmentOnly use developers that are experienced in working with startupsStart with a mini-project. Dont commit to the full project until youare satisfied with the processAvoid outsourcing to more than one developer