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What should I look for in a co-founder?

Christina Hernandez Sherwood on April 21, 2014

Trust -- both interpersonally and in a business context -- is the most important quality to look for in a co-founder, said Jason Greenberg, assistant professor at New York University's business school. "That's not easy to access," he said.

Contingent upon that trust, Greenberg added, is finding functional diversity in someone with complementary skills. Team members' roles within the company should be well defined, said Geoffrey Clapp, an entrepreneur and mentor at Rock Health. "One co-founder should say of the other, 'I don't know how they do that. It's magic to me,'" he said.

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Category:  Creation  Tags:  FAQ, co-founder, team

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