How to Recruit a Technical Co-Founder - Dan Street

In Chapter 17 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, software entrepreneur and Loku founder and CEO Dan Street highlights how he selected his technical co-founder, Shea Sullivan. He found Shea a great complement skill-wise. Street offers three criteria to selecting a good technical co-founder. First, Street believes a technical co-founder should provide both complementary skills and the way you think. Second, believes trust is fundamental to choosing a technical co-founder. Third, he believes mutual commitment is fundamental. Through the startup process, Street learns that he and Sullivan should have considered adding a third person who had venture capital fundraising experience. Street is the founder and CEO of Loku (previously named Borrowed Sugar) which develops Internet software to strengthen local communities. Previously, Street worked in private equity at Kohlberg, Kravis, and Roberts (KKR) and management consulting at Bain & Co. He earned a BA in music and business from Rice University.