When should I get a cofounder?

I’m a full stack developer, I know a little about many things and I can build any MVP product on my own. Should I build the software and then look for a co-founder (biz or marketing person), or should it be the other way around?

August 24, 2015

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Do high-end silicon valley law firms matter for fundraising?

I am considering a move to a top tier law firm. I have a smart, but not well-known lawyer who charges about $400 / hr. The top tier firm has approached me and has offered to defer payment .  The nature of my business will probably require 50-100K of legal work over the next 12…

August 20, 2015

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Best questions to ask/vet a potential technical co-founder

I am a non-technical founder. What do you think are the best questions to ask a potential technical co-founder(s) or any co-founder when deciding whether to partner with them?  I have a client order that needs to be fulfilled and identified potential future products so would like a longer term partner vs. using various development…

August 18, 2015

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Has anyone gone through ERA?

Looking for some info on the program.  Did you like it.  Did you raise afterwards?  How were the mentors and access to funding sources?

August 18, 2015

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Tim Draper’s Startup U is the most pukifying TV series on tech ever

I just can’t get through it. Tim’s trying to act all outrageous but just looking really silly, the “students” are so sugary in their quest to “change the world” with their utterly pedestrian ideas, and there’s this mentor who quips words of worship of Tim in every cut-away as if Tim’s the Dalai Lama.  

August 17, 2015

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What’s the best way for a founder to jobhunt secretly?

In a case where you’re selling or shutting down your startup but that news is not yet public. You need to start jobhunting but you can’t do it publicly for obvious reasons. It’s hard to network for jobs because many groups overlap – eg startup/tech/founder groups on FB contain the same people that may be hiring or…

August 16, 2015

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How not to lose your technical co-founders/employees

​Out of frustration, I decided to leave a post here hoping that it would help the ‘Non Technical’ entrepreneurs understand what’s in the mind of their technical peers and how NOT to build a toxic startup. I’m a full stack developer and tech entrepreneur just moved recently to Seattle to work on a new startup. Few…

August 15, 2015

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Zirtual shut down abruptly. Why so sudden?

The nature of the Virtual Assistant service to shut down abruptly rang some alarm bells. I’m thinking that is to prevent their Virtual Assistants from making arrangements and taking their clients with them. This is confirmed by: 1) Disabling the @zirtual email addresses and phone numbers. The way the customers contact their assistants 2) Sending…

August 11, 2015

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