Choosing your co-founder is one of the most important things to do in a startup because your company’s future, your future and fortune depends on the person you hire. Often, picking a co-founder will not be very hard because of his natural traits to adapt to daily work but other times, you will have to look carefully to pick the right person to trust.
Apart from just trust, similar goals and experience, there are a few more prime factors that will help you with this task. While the foremost quality to look for in a co-founder is Trust, making sure he has strengths that balance out your weakness is equally important.
Another pivot point is to understand if your goals and passion are in the right direction at the right spot for the right reason because a fully-efficient person with no ambition is a definite no-no for your business.
Make sure the person has enough respect for the work he does as well as other co-colleagues because he will be a vital reason why your employees hang on, stay inspired and work for the same goal.
Picking a co-founder is your most important decision. It’s more important than your product, market, and investors. Mentor Muthu tells you below how to pick the right one!