How to Find the Right Co-founder

In this Startup School lecture, YC Partner Harj Taggar shares advice on how to find the right co-founder for your startup.

Transcript and lecture slides here:

This lecture is part of YC’s Startup School, a free online program and global community of founders. Register and join the community at

00:00 Introduction
0:25 Why have a co-founder at all?
3:43 Starting without a co-founder
7:10 What to look for
11:13 What about skills?
13:38 Where to look for a co-founder
20:18 Making the leap
22:36 Deciding equity
24:40 Who’s the CEO?
27:28 Formalizing things

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