Gary and I discussed 3 topics.
Topic #1: Do you need a cofounder and how do you find one?
Knowledge Bomb: Cofounders are good, most of the time.
Knowledge Bomb: Be patient while looking for cofounders.
Conclusion: Take your time and look at your skills v. their skills before 'marrying' your cofounders
Topic #2: How were the cofounders of Cloud Elements Selected?
Knowledge Bomb: Team up with cofounders for success
Hint: Check out startup accelerators for the right cofounders, like Founder Institute, www.fi.co.
Conclusion: Partner with cofounders who have experience in the industry of your startup.
Topic #3: How are your cofounder relationships going now -- 2 years later?
Knowledge Bomb: Be willing to share responsibilities outside of your expertise.
Conclusion A: Cofounders should be able to wear more than one hat
Conclusion B: Cofounders should be able to go a while without a paycheck, or have a financial runway
Conclusion C: Cofounders should be able to attract world class employees to do what they're not good at.
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