Starting a business requires the most passionate, committed and smartest team to pull it off. Mark Suster, a venture capitalist and General Partner at GRP Partners is fond of quoting that about 70% of his investment decision of an early-stage company is the team. His rationale is simple: everything goes wrong and only great teams can respond to competitors, markets, funding environments, staff departures, PR disasters and the like. Get the founding team right and you will be half through launching a successful business.
CoFoundersLab has build an entrepreneur matchmaking technology that introduces scientific methods, deep research and algorithms that have proven to lead to successful matches. The company’s online matchmaking service gives you access to the largest group of entrepreneurs looking to join a startup or be joined on their venture, allowing you to cast a much wider net in your search for talent. The platform makes it easy to find a entrepreneur-match to start or grow a business.
Potential co-founders or business partners are matched up based on the results of the company’s Entrepreneur Archetype Assessment.The match making platform allows users to take a personality test which it factors into its matches. And similar to dating sites, users can pay for a pro account which distinguishes them from other entrepreneurs. Developers, designers and engineers make up around 35 percent of members; business development is 45 percent and the rest are more specific roles.
CoFoundersLab team-building platform matches entrepreneurs with complementary skills, compatible personalities, goals, and values.
The company has partnered with entrepreneurial programs at Ivy League universities, top incubators and accelerators, and investors. CoFoundersLab’s database is one of the largest co-founder matchmaking platforms, and has been licensed by TechStars among others.
CoFoundersLab is hosting matchmaking events in over 20 cities in the U.S. The company plans to expand internationally in mid 2013. You can sign up to be notified on the FAQs page.