I've met up with a few people from these sites for drinks and coffee to bounce ideas around, but nothing really went further than that.
IMO, The best thing to do for those actively looking for a cofounder is to constantly be "out there" as pointed out by quantisan.
Jessica es la fundadora de Founder Dating, una empresa con oficinas en San Francisco, Boston, Londres y Tel Aviv.
That means leveraging your network, going to meetups..and being active with it.Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.So I came to San Francisco to work at a startup when hedge funds were still the cool thing to do for MBAs.I ended up at Bebo during an intensely interesting time for social networking and caught the bug.There are many sites out there, such as Founder Dating, Founders Hook Up, Co Founders Lab, etc., that attempt to help solo startup founders find a co-founder. They are one of many available channels in a co-founder search.
(To clarify, I am a tech founder.)Is there any evidence that this actually works to create a great founding team? Relatedly, might it be better to be a solo founder than to find a co-founder you don't already know well? I was on Founder Dating for at least a couple months last year actively looking. The only thing that works is that you need to be "out there" looking. I think the problem with these founder dating type sites is that starting a company really isn't like "dating" at all, its more like a marriage.Her story marks the sixth in turnstone’s year-long focus on women blazing trails in the world of business.Full name: Jessica Alter Founder of: Founder Dating HQ location: San Francisco Contact: Twitter: @jalter and @founderdating Favorite Quote: I grew up in suburbs of Detroit (cue the 8-mile references).The company does some shady things that could get them in a lot of trouble.If you work here, you might not be able to leave because she also gives awful backdoor references to anyone that tries to leave.Founder Dating, my current company, is like Linked In for entrepreneurs.