Are 5 co-founders too much when raising funds?

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JASON LEMKIN

It will be a flag.

My very tough recommendation: maybe have 2, or 3 max, of the founders be the “C-level founders” going forward. Clean up your org chart so only 2 are C-level executives. The others can have their equity, etc. but ‘demote’ them from the C-level. 2 founders running the company is great. 5 scares most investors off.

This may create some tough conversations. But it will also clean-up the company for most VC firms to invest.

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Published on May 8, 2018
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