10 Tips for Cou­ple Cofounders

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1. START BY DO­ING A SMALLER PRO­FES­SIONAL PROJECT TO­GETHER FIRST, BE­FORE LAUNCH­ING A STARTUP

2. DON'T HIDE YOUR RE­LA­TION­SHIP. BE OPEN WITH THIRD PAR­TIES & IN­VESTORS FROM THE BE­GIN­NING 3. DE­FINE SEP­A­RATE ROLES

4. DRAFT A CON­TIN­GENCY PLAN IN THE CASE OF A SPLIT 5. WRITE OUT YOUR PRI­OR­I­TIES & MAKE TIME FOR THEM

6. WEIGH THE RISKS 7. MAKE SURE YOU SHARE A COM­MON VI­SION

8. SET DE­CI­SION­MAK­ING PRO­CESSES TO HAN­DLE PO­TEN­TIAL DEADLOCKS 9. CHECK TO EN­SURE YOUR SKILLS ARE COM­PLE­MEN­TARY

10. REEVAL­U­ATE YOUR PRO­FES­SIONAL & PER­SONAL PRI­OR­I­TIES OF­TEN TO AVOID HAV­ING RE­GRETS

Aida Nazarikhor­ram and Pouyan Zi­afati, mar­ried cofounders of Lux­em­bourg-based health ro­bot­ics startup LUXAI

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