How to pick a co-founder

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Key Takeaways

  • Usually, two founders is the right number
  • Choose someone you have history with
  •  Ensure you have different skillsets
  • Align your motivations for starting a company
  • Focus on these criteria: intelligence, energy and integrity
  • Don't settle for someone, keep looking
  • Pick “nice” guys
  • Learn enough about the other side (tech / business) to make an informed decision


Naval Ravikant
Founder at AngelList