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How important it is to have a cofounder? both sides of the coin please.

If you cann't find a cofounder, it means your idea is not good enough - never go SOLO

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To say you can’t launch an idea successfully without a cofounder, because you claim the cofounder is integral in validating your idea honestly is just flat out benign and counterintuitive.

You’re quoting black swans as your anecdotal evidence for why having a cofounder is important, which is just sloppy.

I agree 100% that a cofounder helps immensely in many way, shapes and forms... but to say if you can find a cofounder it means your idea isn’t worth while is just weak.

Yes. It helps a LOT if you have someone else to bounce ideas of of... for certain. But to say if you don’t have that person your idea is shit... shit.

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I think if you’re trying to match someone else’s success pattern you have it all wrong. Everyone will have a different story. Rich family, failed startup patterns, one great idea, late start, early start, many investors, no investors, doesn’t matter.

If you’re looking for universals and patterns maybe you should just focus on your own path and growing whatever you have however you can. This doesn’t mean you can’t learn from others but there’s a fine line between finding your own path and following someone else’s path for the sake of research.

I’m sure you meant this, but I thought the clarification was important.

Yep, teams are a huge reason for failure. I wish there was more data too. Does failing mean starting over with something similar with a better team? Are there toxic people that pump pump up that average? Would you be better off solo in some cases?

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May 3, 2020 at 10:49:23 PM

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