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Celia Mesa

Barcelona, Spain

Bringing Brands to Life with Humanized Content ✨

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Sebastian Avelar →

Paris, France

Experienced Web Developer for No-Code Projects

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Aurelien GERIER

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Expert & Passionate Fullstack Engineer 11+ yrs exp

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Bego Echeverría

Barcelona, Spain

✧ Energy is my currency ✧

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Ashlyn Jackson

San Francisco, CA, USA

Graphic Designer & Collaborator

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Pablo F. Rosero, MSc.


Product. Leader. Mentor.

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Sreeram Melarkode

Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra, India

Wordsmith for hire: Writing, research, consulting

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Pamela Ruiz Diaz

Barcelona, Spain

Producer - Cultural Communicator

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Marisa Chentakul

Seattle, WA, USA

Growing and designing startups

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nyoww ☄

Taipei City, Taiwan

Crafting products from the ground up 🚀

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Sairaj Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Data Scientist/Eng focusing on analytics projects

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Jose Cruz

Madrid, Spain

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Omar Farook

London, UK

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Capp Wiedenhoefer

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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Bianca Oliveira Quinteiro

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

3D Artist

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David Moseler

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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Ben Rushworth

England, UK

Lynx Studios Ltd Co-Founder | Software & Game Dev

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Isher ‎

Amritsar, Punjab, India

Flutter + Firebase developer. 8+ years experience

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Emily O'Brien

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📣 Media & Executive Training Expert with 25 Years 🏆

Co-Founder related skills for your next project

Common projects for Co-Founders

Setting up a new business venture

Creating a business plan and strategy

Developing and launching a new product or service

Establishing a company culture and hiring a team

Securing funding for business growth

Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company

Tips for working with and hiring Co-Founders

Clearly define your needs

Before you begin the hiring process, outline your expectations for the co-founder role. This includes their responsibilities, the skills they should possess, and how they can contribute to your business goals.

Review their profile

Take time to review the co-founder's profile on Contra. Look at their past experiences, skills, and portfolio. This will give you a sense of their capabilities and whether they align with your business needs.

Communicate effectively

Clear and regular communication is key to a successful partnership. Ensure that you and your co-founder are on the same page regarding business goals, tasks, and expectations. Use Contra's platform for all project-related communication to ensure transparency.

Flexible approach

Understand that every business has unique challenges and requires a tailored approach. Your co-founder should be flexible and adaptable, ready to tackle challenges as they arise.

How to hire Co-Founders

Define your needs

Clearly outline the role, responsibilities, and skills you expect from your co-founder. Also, consider the business goals they should help achieve.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right candidates. Include information about your business, the co-founder's role, and the skills required.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist candidates based on their skills, experience, and fit for your business.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted candidates. Ask questions about their experience, approach to business challenges, and how they handle various aspects of a startup.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right candidate, make an offer through Contra. This will include the role details, compensation, and other terms of engagement.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Co-Founders

1. Can you describe a time when you faced a major challenge in a startup environment and how you handled it?

2. What strategies would you implement to secure funding for our business?

3. What is your approach to team building and creating a productive work culture?

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Frequently asked

A co-founder is an individual who, along with one or more individuals, is instrumental in starting a business or an organization. The co-founder shares the vision, passion, commitment, and risk associated with the business.

A co-founder is an individual who, along with one or more individuals, is instrumental in starting a business or an organization. The co-founder shares the vision, passion, commitment, and risk associated with the business.

Hiring a co-founder on Contra allows you to connect with top entrepreneurial talent. You can review their profiles, communicate directly, and handle contracts and payments all in one place, ensuring a smooth hiring process.

A co-founder should possess strong leadership and decision-making skills, strategic thinking, resilience, and a deep understanding of the industry. They should be capable of wearing multiple hats and driving the business towards success.

On Contra, you can post your requirements and invite applications from potential co-founders. You can also browse through profiles of professionals and invite those who align with your needs to apply for the role.

A co-founder plays a crucial role in a startup. They contribute to strategic decisions, build the company's vision, secure funding, hire a team, and manage the day-to-day operations.

The cost of hiring a co-founder on Contra can vary based on their experience, skills, and the scope of their role in the company. It's best to discuss the role and compensation with potential co-founders to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.

Co-Founders on Contra can be paid on a project basis, hourly rate, or per milestone. The payment is held in escrow and is released after the completion of the project or automatically within three days. All payments are commission-free on Contra.

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