8 episodes

Did you know co-founder conflict kills 65% of startups? Join co-founder relationship expert, Annie Garofalo, as she interviews high performing founding teams on the pivotal, often overlooked moments of choosing co-founders, building trust, and navigating conflicts. In each episode, you’ll be in the room as co-founders reflect on their most intimate moments as a team – from toughest team conversations, communication breakdowns, and decision making best practices. How I Met My Co-Founder is a master-class in navigating the interpersonal challenges facing entrepreneurs and building communication, leadership, team-building, and growth skills.

How I Met My Co-Founder Annie Garofalo

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Did you know co-founder conflict kills 65% of startups? Join co-founder relationship expert, Annie Garofalo, as she interviews high performing founding teams on the pivotal, often overlooked moments of choosing co-founders, building trust, and navigating conflicts. In each episode, you’ll be in the room as co-founders reflect on their most intimate moments as a team – from toughest team conversations, communication breakdowns, and decision making best practices. How I Met My Co-Founder is a master-class in navigating the interpersonal challenges facing entrepreneurs and building communication, leadership, team-building, and growth skills.

    • video
    Ep 1.7 • From Big Tech @ Meta to Co-Founders | Interview with LastMile AI

    Ep 1.7 • From Big Tech @ Meta to Co-Founders | Interview with LastMile AI

    In our first live recording in New York City, guests Andrew Hoh and Sarmad Qadri, co-founders of LastMile AI, share their experiences transitioning from working at Meta to launching their own AI developer platform.

    • 36 min
    • video
    Ep 1.6 • From Co-Founders to Life Partners | Interview with How to Change the World

    Ep 1.6 • From Co-Founders to Life Partners | Interview with How to Change the World

    Curious about what it’s like to date (and marry) your co-founder? Meet Alana and Jason, co-founders of How to Change the World. The two serendipitously met at a cooking class in London, met up for a (professional?) coffee a few days later, joined forces as co-founders, and, prompted by a mutual friend, decided to listen to their hearts and start dating.

    • 35 min
    • video
    Ep 1.5 • Three Nationalities, One Mission | Interview with Cohabit

    Ep 1.5 • Three Nationalities, One Mission | Interview with Cohabit

    Meet Cohabit’s multinational founding trio — Vaish brings nearly a decade of experience leading non-profit teams in India, Jed managed one of the top fast-food chains in the Philippines, and Max is a multi-time founder from Europe. The three met during their grad program in sustainability in Sweden and Cohabit, a circular furniture rental startup, was born.

    • 28 min
    • video
    Ep 1.4 • Cybersecurity’s First Mother-Daughter Founding Team | Interview with Seccuri

    Ep 1.4 • Cybersecurity’s First Mother-Daughter Founding Team | Interview with Seccuri

    Juanita Duque (CEO) and Olga Botero (CTO), co-founders of Seccuri, are the first mother-daughter co-founders in the cybersecurity sector.

    • 34 min
    • video
    Ep 1.3 • Is Four Co-Founders Too Many? | Interview with Tonic.ai

    Ep 1.3 • Is Four Co-Founders Too Many? | Interview with Tonic.ai

    Meet the Tonic.ai founding team - a four person founding team that overcame the odds and raised $47M, making them one of 7% of teams this size to successfully raise over $10M. How did they do it? Listen to their team story to learn how they overcame the odds and come to your own conclusion on how many co-founders is too many.

    • 30 min
    • video
    Ep 1.2 • Buying a Company with Your Spouse | Patricia & Enrico: The First Search Fund Couple

    Ep 1.2 • Buying a Company with Your Spouse | Patricia & Enrico: The First Search Fund Couple

    Patricia Riopel & Enrico Magnani made waves in 2017 as the first search fund couple. In this episode, we discuss • Why buy an existing company (versus start one from scratch) • The pros (and cons) of a partnered search • What makes a good partner (in a professional sense) • How to approach disagreements when your business partner is your spouse • Communicating openly with investors about relationship status • Come meet us (Pat, Enrico, & Annie) at ⁠MIT’s ETA Conference⁠ (Feb 15th)

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Laura 444 ,

Worth a listen!!

Loved hearing the behind-the-scenes conversations that startup teams are having. Particularly loved Ep 1.6 (cofounders who started dating!)

Loose Bottom ,

Super helpful

So glad I found this gem of a podcast. I’ve learned so much and I’ve already been able to use learnings from it to smooth over friction with my cofounder.

A must-listen for every founder, and honestly anyone who works within a team!

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