Successful startups need a solid founding team of like-minded people. But how do you find and hire others to help build, sell, and manage your product? Tanis Jorge and David Blumberg are speaking about the importance of co-founders at a very special TechCrunch Live event, on March 1 at 11:30 a.m. PST / 2:30 p.m. EST.
They know this topic well. Tanis Jorge co-founded Trulioo, and now runs The Cofounder’s Hub, a service dedicated to helping founders identify their needs and find a co-founder who works best in that situation. David Blumberg, of Blumberg Capital, was one of Trulioo’s first investors and put money in at every round, including Trulioo’s $394 million Series D.
I’m excited to host this conversation around internal partnerships. The importance of the co-founder is often understated. A good co-founder should offer complementary skills — maybe you’re good at coding but need help with business management. Or perhaps a good co-founder fit is someone who can help manage the emotional baggage that comes with starting a venture. And there’s no better accountability partner than someone who helped found the company.
David brings a unique perspective to the conversation too. As a prolific investor, he can speak to the VC’s point of view of having multiple founding partners in a startup. VCs often view companies with complementary co-founders as being less risky and more likely to succeed. I also want to ask him about his role as a VC in helping promising entrepreneurs find a co-founder.
I hope you can join this event on March 1. It will be great, and I’m looking to the audience to help ask some of the questions through Hopin’s Q&A function.