Founders Sometimes Think They Can do it all - But They Can't

The problem with progressing your startup dream is that nothing sucks like success.

It only gets harder. As soon you start to get some sales and start building your team and start making an impact, the amount of stuff you have to handle as a founder increases exponentially. This is one of the main reasons that investors prefer founding teams over solo founders.

Richard Rodger is the founder of Voxgig.  He is a former co-founder of Nearform, a technology consultancy firm based in Waterford.  As a founder with a previous successful exit I have had the luxury of starting this company as a solo founder, and the luxury of writing about it in detail in this newspaper. I have been very lucky to build a great team at management level, and that has been a key factor in moving us forward.

However, startups go through phases, and at each phase some people grow into the phase, and others step back a little to make room for more experienced operators. We are starting to make that transition now with our technical team. Although we have a fantastic head of engineering, that is not the same role as CTO - Chief Technical Officer. Up until now I have been filling that role, as it is one I have performed in startups for many years.

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