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Welcome to issue 620 of Founder Weekly. Let's get straight to the links this week.
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Do Technical Founders Need Business Co-Founders?
Whether or not you need a co-founder is always a hotly debated topic — but going one level deeper, founders often wonder what kind of co-founder they need.  It’s also common for technical founders to be told by investors and advisors that they would benefit from a co-founder with non-technical expertise in things like business or marketing. Are they correct? 

Pivoting a million dollar startup
The story of how Jonathan Norris and the team behind Taplytics pivoted to DevCycle

Asset-light Software Businesses: The New Paradigm for Startups
What happens when fixed costs are no longer… fixed?

How to describe your business as an equation
And why you don’t fully understand your business until you can.

Finding top executives takes time; VCs must ensure the right person is hired for a startup.
The article emphasizes the time-consuming process of finding excellent executives, stressing the vital role of venture capitalists in preventing the hiring of the wrong individuals for startups. Pat Kinsel, from Proof, discusses the critical task of VCs in ensuring the recruitment of the right talent.


Marketing, Sales and PR

The Dark Side of Sales
While unleashing the “animal spirits” of your sales team, beware of the unintended consequences that powerful incentives can create.

Water Bottles & Lessons in Viral Growth
+ Five Hot Takes on Startup Distribution.


Money and Finance

Inside Rewind’s path to 170 Series A offers
Co-founder and CEO Dan Siroker on building a viral AI product in public.

The Puritans of Venture Capital
Cottage Keepers vs. Capital Agglomerators.

10 charts that help to frame the state of startupland in 2024
Including commentary on each that nobody asked for.
 
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