There’s a lot of advice out there for “solopreneurs.”
Ever since Paul Graham published The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups, back in 2006, in which he listed “Single Founder” as the first in a lengthy list of missteps, many people have argued against striking out on your own. The article was published just after Y Combinator was established. Since then, countless accelerators and VCs have looked down on the solo founder.
These days, being a solopreneur is almost as stigmatized as lacking a technical cofounder.
I may be only one person, but I’ve cofounded three successful startups. I founded my most recent startup, Podia, by myself. Your mileage may vary, but I think I’ve learned a thing or two about launching a startup on your own.