“How to have a Good Co-founder Relationship” – Interview with Anne Wootton and Bailey Smith, co-founders of Pop Up Archive
We all have ideas for features, products, and companies. But we cannot bring them to life alone. Partners and teams help us get out of our echo chambers, see possibilities we’ve never imagined, and put one foot in front of the other when the going gets rough.
The best teams are composed of individuals with complementary skill sets, and as we learned back in Episode 4, empathy for one another.
But you might be wondering: How does a team form over time? And how do you pick an initial partner or co-founder if you’re starting from scratch? How do you have a good co-founder relationship?
In today’s episode of FemgineerTV we’re going to talk about how to pick partners, assemble a founding team to get your idea off the ground, and reveal the key ingredient to a lasting partnership.
To help us out I’ve invited the co-founders of Pop Up Archive, Anne Wootton and Bailey Smith. Pop Up Archive is a startup based in Oakland, CA that makes sound searchable by using cutting edge speech-to-text technology. Anne Wootton is the CEO and Bailey Smith is the CTO. We’ll learn about how, as co-founders, they split their responsibilities, support each other, and resolve conflicts.
Watch the episode and learn:
- The traits you should look for in a potential co-founder that are different from a teammate or an employee
- How to communicate setbacks to your co-founder
- How to critique each other constructively
After you’ve watched the video, let us know what your favorite part was in the blog comments below.
The next episode of Femgineer TV airs in August. I’ll be hosting experience designer Pauly Ting. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to know when it’s out!