It’s hard to imagine any new business idea in today’s world that doesn’t involve technology in at least some way, big or small; however, often the people dreaming up these great ideas don’t have a tech background. When it comes to fleshing out the idea and getting their business off the ground, entrepreneurs can understandably feel a little bit vulnerable when it comes to making decisions on tech. The development can be quite costly, consuming a large percentage of the budget, and can also be very complicated, especially for someone without a related background. In an effort to fill the gap in experience, some entrepreneurs seek out a tech co-founder – but, is this always prudent, let alone necessary? Here are some pros and cons of bringing on a tech co-founder.
As you can see, the decision of whether or not to bring on a tech co-founder isn’t always an easy one. Based on our experience working with entrepreneurs, we often feel that maintaining total control of the vision is the most important thing – after all, startups most often begin as passion projects. Picking out an excellent software development partner can help fill the gap in your technical knowledge, as they are just as capable, most likely even more capable, than a potential tech co-founder at explaining your options and helping advise you on the big, expensive decisions that you’ll have to make. That, with the added bonus of being an impartial third party who’s there to help you realize your vision and your vision alone.