Startup Success Series: Managing Co-Founder Relations in Times of Stress

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focussing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so following each webinar you can access further resources in our Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

The quality of relationship between co-founders is one of the most important elements of a successful startup – arguments between founders are surprisingly common, and have to be managed and addressed carefully. Founder conflict can directly affect your startup, so it’s important that during times of stress you maintain a healthy relationship with your co-founder to ensure your startup continues to operate, evolve and grow.

Virtual Event Recording

About: Watch the webinar recording below for insights into managing co-founder relationships from 3 successful, local founders. Expert panellists include; Dean Kominek, Co-Founder and Head of Production at PHORIA and Kim Teo, the CEO & co-founder of Mr Yum, with Morgan Ranieri, Co-Founder and CEO at YourGrocer moderating.


1:45 – Introductions
11:27 – What does being a co-founder mean to you?
14:58 – Division of labour
23:34 – Tips for building alignment
33:15 – Conflicts and resolutions
43:07 – Decision-making frameworks

Blogs and Articles on Co-Founder Relationships

About: A list of blogs and articles tackling different viewpoints and areas of co-founder relationships