Most articles about “finding the perfect cofounder” sound the same
They’ll tell you where to look to find cofounders, they’ll talk about finding experience that fill in gaps in the team and they’ll teach you how to convince someone to become a cofounder.
This article won’t talk about any of that.
I actually don’t think that’s a very smart approach. If you need specific experience or skillsets, then hire for that or just figure out a way to make it happen.
A cofounder is someone who will be your partner, at your side, through the toughest times you’ll ever face in your career. They’ll be there to pull you through when you’re depressed and you’ll do the same for them. A cofounder is a deep and complicated relationship that you can’t just manufacture.
See, I’m one of the more fortunate entrepreneurs around. I found someone who I truly believe to be my perfect cofounder.