Together, In Profit and In Loss
We talk to three founders to know how their co-founders complement them
DHRUV KOHLI Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer, GraboxHarsh Bhagat and I are childhood friends. We did our schooling and sporting activities together. Kashish was our boss during our first job at ALDI. We formed a strong bond over the years and now we work together in a highly consultative way. We work through challenges and opportunities together. We all bring different skills to the table. This is important as everyone needs to have a key role and complement each other. This enables us to achieve a collective vision. We consider things together, assess them and if we agree to move forward, we implement. We have to act quickly but in a responsible way
MO HAMDOUNA Co-founder, Hatch Quarters and Mo WorksWhy settle for one co-founder when you can have two? If you ask me, three heads are better than one, and we make a great team. Decisions need to be made fast and with two co-founders, you can have a tie-breaker. Ophelie Mouton was the perfect fit for the puzzle, covering business admin, HR to networking. On the other hand, Aiman Hamdouna’s skills in business development and financial planning proved to be the engine room in our growth. Together, we complement each other, covering the areas of what it takes that brought us to where we are today
RAJESH ARJUNLAL JAISINGH Co-founder and COO, WeInvest
Running any startup is like running a marathon. Certain values like trust and integrity are a given, but equally important is to decide what is crucial for the business and seeking those skills in your cofounders. As the business begins to scale, these skills will be important and one will need to complement each other. More often than not, getting a startup off the ground requires more administrative and regulatory work than one will expect, for which we need to have co-founders with skills across the spectrum from operations to marketing.