“I’m Searching for a Co-Founder”

Mischa Spiegelmock

I fucking hate hearing this as an angel investor.

It’s often said by the same people who don’t want to tell you too much about their idea because the idea is “Secret.”

There are passionate, competent software and hardware engineers all over the world. The world. If you can’t find one, you’re not looking hard enough or you’re a shitty salesperson.

If you can’t find one engineer to work with you, how the hell are you going to build a company full of them? Finding great talent (technical, operational or creative) gets harder after raising money, not easier.

And duuude. No one cares about your fucking idea. Now go find a good technical partner and treat each other like gold.

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  • These two are the co-founders of a startup that was a copycat of my second company (but in Singapore). They cold called me and asked to meet for some advice, which tickled me pink.  One is the business person, the other person technical. Can you guess which one is which?

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