“We were meant to be together,” a common phrase used by most couples. Despite the cliché, it’s been proven to be applicable for business partners and founding teams.
Hiring the right cofounder takes patience and persistence. Like getting married, you’ll go through different relationship stages, from power struggles to commitment issues. In analyzing a handful of co-founders, it’s apparent there is such a thing as entrepreneurial “soul mates,” but even the most lucrative founding teams ran into relationship barriers on the journey to success.
Below, we’ve matched some of the most successful founding teams to our DNA characterizations, by analyzing online information and their compatibility, and discerned the reasons why their partnerships were harmonious or discordant. Below are some co-founders who demonstrate the power of a great team. These co-founder soul mates may or may not last, but their relationships leave behind lasting impressions on the world.