Why Two Founders Are Better Than One

Because if you are a solo founder, you are always the smartest person in the room. As an investor, I want someone in there with you.  [This originally ran at INC.com here.] As a seed-stage investor, I get to see companies at the most formative stage of their development. One of the more interesting variables is the one-found-versus-two-founders dynamic. I, for one, am a fan of the two-person founding team (or three-person, or four-person). In fact, it is now a requirement of our accelerator program that every company have at least two founders. Why? Because when the 100 decisions that needs to be made that day bubble up to the top of your brain and the Top Five need to be prioritized, I want someone else in the room with you. Because when you are a single founder, you are always the smartest person in the room and thus every decision is perfect. I want someone else in the room. Every day. So, how do you find a co-founder (ideally, one whose skills complement yours)? I would use the same technique you use (or used) to find your significant other. Seriously. The parallels are significant. Here are three thoughts I

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