Okay, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m trying to start a QC software company, incorporated, with all the legal trappings. I posted a proposal on AngelList, but my proposal still needs a lot of work. I’ve got to start filling the gaps in it, pronto. One glaring gap is that I don’t have a co-founder. The accepted wisdom is that startups that have more than one founder are much more likely to succeed, because multiple founders can complement each others strengths, give each other moral support, and one founder can take over the helm when another is indisposed.
Desiderata: In my case, I don’t have any startup experience so I would like a co-founder who has at least one successful startup (in the USA) under his belt (or maybe a whole string of unsuccessful ones which have taught him OR HER what not to do.) I would also like the co-founder to have at least an undergraduate degree in science or engineering or programming. The applicant must also read this blog regularly. Well okay. Maybe that would narrow the field too much. At least you are probably reading this particular blog post, the one that really counts.
Please email me at “tucci*AATT*ar-tiste.com” telling me a little bit about yourself if you are interested and you meet the above desiderata. I may email you back with some follow-up questions.
If you are a person coming directly from Academia, with no startup experience, it’s unlikely that I will choose you as a co-founder, but if you have a close friend that does meet the above desiderata, please encourage him or her to email me (and then he/her can hire you as one of the first employees?)