One of the biggest competencies for an entrepreneur to have is the ability to surround himself or herself with the right mix of people and skills to take a startup from garage to growth. In fact, there are some interesting facts related to the founding team of a company:
- 62% of all startups fail due to co-founder conflict (source: fundersandfounders.com)
- The majority (40%) of all new business startups in 2012 had two founding members (source: Mashable)
- Most “unicorn” companies ($1 billion or more valuation) had experienced co-founders in their thirties with a prior history together (source: TechCrunch)
What these statistics show is the importance of building a solid team for your startup. But how do you get started? Here are 5 easy steps to begin assembling a winning team.