Satya Patel of Homebrew, Steve Blank of lean startup fame and Aaron Harris of Y-Combinator wrote three amazing posts about founders, co-founders, founding teams and founding CEOs. In this episode, Mark W King explores their best thinking and explains what you need to know.
Start-ups Are Hard. Don't Go It Alone by Satya Patel, Partner at seed fund Homebrew Ventures
Satya does a great job explaining why founders need co-founders both for their own sake and the sake of their start-ups.
Building Great Founding Teams by Steve Blank, author of The Start-up Owners Manual
Lean start-up pioneer Steve Blank provides useful definitions for founder, co-founders and the founding CEO.
Co-founder Management by Aaron K Harris, Partner at start-up accelerator Y-Combinator
Small teams working in close quarters in high pressure situations always creates challenges. Aaron offers practical advice for how teams can be successful working together.
Bonus Material - More About Satay Patel
How he describes himself: "Currently Partner at Homebrew and guilty of tweeting food porn. Previously, VP Product at Twitter leading product management and support. Co-led seed and early stage Internet and digital media investing as Partner at Battery Ventures. Joined Google in 2003, working on various product management and partnership initiatives for AdSense. Senior product manager at DoubleClick, VC with two NY-based venture capital firms and a strategy consultant. Penn educated. Vegas raised. Married with children. Optimizing for happiness."
Website: Homebrew Ventures