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Co founder issues


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Startup Conference Seattle: Co-Founder Issues, by Alain Raynaud

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  • Grreat presentation. There are many bitter stories around co-founders we have heard or might have gone through.

    I tried to put together a a checklist which one should go through as a co-founder and see how they are performing and at times correct themselves.

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Co founder issues

  1. 1. Welcome toTheStartup Conference
  2. 2. Alain RaynaudCo-Founder Issues
  3. 3. BackgroundI run the Co-Founders Meetup of Silicon ValleyI helped ~200 founders with their co-foundersproblemsIn the past: co-founder of EVE-USA,FairSoftware, LetsLunch
  4. 4. The 2 Co-Founder QuestionsHow To Find a Co-FounderHow To Split Equity
  5. 5. And The Short Answer Is...The Best Co-Founder isSomeone You AlreadyWorked With Before
  6. 6. Mistake #5I Can’t Tell You My Idea
  7. 7. Mistake #4We Split the Equity Equally,25/25/25/25
  8. 8. Mistake #3We Haven’t Decided Who theCEO Is Yet
  9. 9. Mistake #2I’m Full-Time,The Other Co-Foundersare Part-Time
  10. 10. Mistake #1We Have Lined-Up a GreatTeam, All We Need Now is aDeveloper
  11. 11. How To Convince aDeveloperYou: Business person looking for a technicalco-founderShow me Traction: Customers signing-up Big names partnering Investors lined-up
  12. 12. Thank YouTheStartup Conference