The “classic” founding team for a startup is one business guy and one tech guy.
Sounds logical but the model is flawed and risky. The risk is this: If either founder feels like they can live in their own silo (either business or tech), the startup will flounder and the likelihood of failure increases significantly. You can’t have a business guy in a room by himself making all the “business” decisions. And you can’t have a tech guy in the room next door just “building technology.” The business is the technology. And the technology is the business. They’re inseparable.
Startups are lonely. That’s made worse with founders living in silos.
Simon Coste – Fotolia.com