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?

  • You sound like a field of dreams dev.

    Get someone who will find customers first, it will save you a lot of wasted effort.

  • I’m a developer too, and I built my MVP and startup on my own, with no non-tech cofounder. My company is growing and I still don’t have non-tech cofounder. So, it is possible. But I’m not a young developer. I’m 50, and after a long career I can say I’m highly specialized in CS and I have other skills useful for my company. That’s certainly why I can be a CEO too.

    If you are the kind of founder who wonder if you should be CEO or CTO, you can start building the software before finding a co-founder. If you have no other skill than coding, your chances of success are really tiny.

  • The business of what to do with the hammer is more important than the hammer in all ways, shapes, and forms.

    You would be amazed how easy your job would be if you had a business-minded co-founder to vet out business ideas that you’re capable of delivering. It is your ego that you’ll need to be able to share with them.

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