The TC Europe Guide to choosing a co-founder

Being an startup founder is like playing the piano. It’s something you can really only learn by doing, but some instruction goes a long way. TechCrunch Europe is therefore launching a series of articles offering advice on common issues faced by first-time entrepreneurs. Here’s the first.

As Paul Graham says “Cofounders are for a startup what location is for real estate.” They are one of the most important predictors of success and one of the most difficult things to change. A business partnership is a bit like a marriage and divorce will probably be painful. So choose wisely based on the paraphrased wisdom of our readers.

KDYKES: Starting a company is an exciting time and many people tend to make rash decisions about co-founders & partners. Pay attention & choose carefully – I say this from painful & expensive experience!

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