How long should it take a co-founder to share the same passion and determination as you? When do you decide they’re not right?
You’ll know by your first crisis, or at least the second, if your co-founder is really as committed as you. It may be murky until then.
A time will come however, when your startup almost dies. You lose your only customer. The site goes down for hours. A database is corrupted. A financing falls through. A key employee you can’t survive without — quits.
They you’ll know.
Does your co-founder talk about throwing in the towel?
Or does she talk about how to fix the seemingly unfixable issues?
You’ll know …
This is why the most committed cofounders are protected by the longest cliff, and the longest vesting period.