I lost all passion and interest in my startup over 6 months ago (post traction and funding). I stuck it out to make sure that I really wanted to leave. I know now that I definitely want to leave.
As a co-founder, I play a pretty vital role in running the company. I’d rather not stick around for months on end while the company makes the transition to filling my role. But, I’m afraid that reducing my involvement anytime soon will start a snowball effect that ends up killing the company.
I haven’t talked to my co-founder yet and I know that I need to. I know it will break his heart and I don’t want to just leave him with all of the struggles of our company.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how to best break the news to a co-founder and leave the startup without major negative side effects?