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  1. 1. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadFinding A (Techie) Co-Founder
  2. 2. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Perfect TeamTechnologist Designer/UI/UXBusinessman
  3. 3. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #1Its extremely hard to find a techie co-founder
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #2Choosing a co-founder is like getting married on the first date
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Alternative - Outsourcing
  9. 9. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadThe Problem #1Investors dont like it
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. FoundersGuidebookCopyright © 2012 – 2013 byShahar Pitaru | Founders GuidebookClick to DownloadOtherwiseYoull get screwed
  13. 13. 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

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