Just about done making it on my own

I’ve started several startups within the past 5 years and even though most of them were good ideas, they never took off.  I can program so I felt like I didn’t need a cofounder, but now I realize how important it is to have one.

It’s a really lonely process trying to start a company and it’s good to have someone to share the workload and emotional burden with; someone to help me keep my spirits up and I could do the same for them.  

Anyways, if you’re somebody with an interesting idea and you need someone to help with the programming feel free to contact me.  If I like you, then I’m willing to go 50/50 partners.

    • It’s fine if you don’t want to partner with me, but your insult doesn’t even make sense. Everyone who hasn’t had a successful exit in the startup world is a non-winner, which means just about 99% of us are non-winners.

      How many of us can claim to have made multiple millions of dollars or more doing this? If I’m burned out, it’s only from doing it alone, which is the whole reason why I’m seeking a co-founder.

      My whole point is that I’m offering my skills as a programmer to someone who doesn’t have those skills and would like to build something cool, and doesn’t want to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars on oDesk, eLance, and other such sites.

      • Yea, he seems to have anger issues and thinks he’s an expert on what it takes to succeed. Many very smart people have failed doing startups. This is a path where only a tiny percentage of people end up successful, and it has nothing to do with how smart you are or how hard you work.

        For every Mark Zuckerberg, I guarantee you there were hundreds if not thousands of other guys just as smart who failed at their startups. The pieces just came together at the right time for his startup to work. Same goes for other successful founders.

        Even for Steve Jobs. Had he not been friends with Steve Wozniak, he would have never become successful. How many other people in America at the time could claim to be good friends with a guy who had built the first personal computer?

        No one else but Steve Jobs was that lucky, and he took advantage of that relationship to become successful. Had Jobs been born and raised in Wisconsin, he would have never met Wozniak and we would likely never have known of his existence.

        That’s just one example to illustrate my point that it’s more about luck and timing than anything else.

        • Please. Jobs wasn’t lucky. He would’ve succeeded without Wozniak. Maybe not by building Apple, but by doing something else. Where was Wozniak when Jobs lead Pixar and the “new” Apple (iTunes, iPod, iPhone)? If anyone was lucky it was Wozniak.

          • Jobs had to have money to start Pixar, since he purchased it from George Lucas and funded it for years before they released their first movie. It’s easy to start new businesses once you’ve already made money. Getting that first big breakthrough is what is hard.

        • I think you should focus on the “burnt out” part, not the non winner part.

          If you are burnt out, which OP kind of sounds like, you are less effective.

          Maybe a nicer way of putting this is to suggest OP take a break until they are ready to take on another startup, in any role.

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