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Startup Co-Founder Interview Template

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What’s inside this Startup Co-Founder Interview Template:

1Personality and incentives

Learn about both parties’ personality and their incentives to embark on a new venture.

  • Why do you want to build a startup?
  • What would be your personal goals for this company?


Discuss past experiences.

  • Have you built a company before? What was the outcome?
  • What is your experience in this industry? (for example, in the software industry)
  • What is your ideal outcome for salary in the early stages? Are you comfortable working unpaid?
  • Do you have any experience fundraising? What are your thoughts on fundraising?
  • Can you share a time you did something you have never done before? How did you handle it? What was the outcome?

3Working styles and culture

Discuss both preferred working style and building culture.

  • If you had to come up with three words to describe the culture you want to create, what would they be?
  • What values would you want to instill in our employees?
  • What is your experience working or managing diverse teams?
  • What roles do you think the first five hires will be?

4Roles and responsibilities

Discuss potential roles and responsibilities if you move forward.

  • What are your best skills and competencies? How do you think we should divide the responsibilities within the business?
  • What will our decision-making process in the early stages look like?
  • What should the equity split be?
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