Do I Need A Technical Cofounder? A Guide For Startups

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If you are asking the question then what you are fundamentally asking is about the kind of company you are building. Who is a cofounder anyways? This post will address this latter question, then present the Yes and No cases for a technical cofounder, and finally share some tips on how to find one. 1) Who Is A Cofounder? Technically speaking a cofounder is anyone with that title — it’s a mark of prestige and influence. Practically speaking cofounders are ones with shares commensurate to the disproportionate risk they are taking in starting something. In Silicon Valley the norm is…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.