About The Talk
Finding a co-founder for your startup can be challenging, but it is a critical first step in building your startup if you’ve decided not to do it solo. With a co-founder you’ll be more productive and have a reliable partner for moral support. You’ll also have someone to help you build your product and brainstorm ideas off of.
But it’s important to find the right co-founder for you and your startup. You need to consider things like if you get along personally/professionally, and if they have complementary skills to yours.
To find out ways you can find the right co-founder, we’re excited to chat with Alice Bentinck, Co-founder and General Partner of Entrepreneur First, a talent investor that helps you find your co-founder and build a technology startup from scratch.
Join us as we dive into Alice’s advice to entrepreneurs looking for co-founders. We’ll cover
Places you can meet potential co-founders
Deciding what kind of co-founder(s) you need
How to vet potential co-founders
Co-founder and General Partner of Entrepreneur First
Alice Bentinck MBE is cofounder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First. Entrepreneur First invests in top technical individuals to help them build world-class deep technology startups from scratch in six locations across Europe and Asia. Since 2011, Entrepreneur First has created over 200 startups worth over $1.5bn including Magic Pony Technology, Tractable and CloudNC.
EF’s investors include LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Greylock Partners, alongside Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar and Founders Fund.
She also set up Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that has taught 5,000 women to code for free while at university.
Alice started her career at McKinsey & Co. She was awarded an MBE for services to business in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Alice is also a member of the UK AI Council, representing the UK AI Sector on the international stage.
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