co-founder

Definition

A person who, in conjunction with one or two other individuals, is instrumental in starting a business, charity or some other enterprise. Each person involved in the creation of the entity is considered a co-founder.

Use co-founder in a sentence

  • You may want to start the business with a co-founder so that you do not have all of the risk or the attention squarely on you.

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  • He was the co-founder of the company and that made him very confident in himself and what he did for the company.

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  • You need to make sure that you fully trust your co-founder before you decide to get to deep into business with them.

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Notable Quotes

  • Pick Good Cofounders
    "Cofounders are for a startup what location is for real estate. You can change anything about a house except where it is. In a startup you can change your idea easily, but changing your cofounders is hard. And the success of a startup is almost always a function of its founders."
    - Paul Graham
  • Startups in 13 Sentences (#1)
    "Pick good cofounders. Cofounders are for a startup what location is for real estate. You can change anything about a house except where it is. In a startup you can change your idea easily, but changing your cofounders is hard. And the success of a startup is almost always a function of its founders."
    - Paul Graham

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