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8 Traits to Consider if You Want to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

Since leaving the corporate world, and jumping into entrepreneurship, Altar's co-founder, Paolo Dotta has founded three startups

In that time he's seen his fair share of co-founders – both good and bad. Whether it’s in the co-founding teams he's built himself, or co-founding teams he's met thanks to the work he does at Altar.io.

Through all of these experiences, he's come to realise that the majority of successful co-founders share several key characteristics:

The 8 Key Traits of a Great Co-Founder

  1. Technical Hard Skills
  2. Leadership Skills
  3. Passion & Commitment
  4. Zero Fear of Failure
  5. Fast Learner
  6. Lateral Thinker
  7. Alignment & Communication
  8. Obsessed with Perfection

And while finding someone with all these traits won’t spell success, it will decrease your chances of failure.
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He's written an in-depth article exploring these eight traits, as well as three ground rules he's used whenever he's looked for a co-founder.

Check out the full article here.

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    Super helpful post, thanks for sharing this. Such a tricky thing, bringing someone else on board to help steer your baby!

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