Silicon Valley, the land of dynamic duos
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There are practical reasons to have two founders rather than one. I cannot even IMAGINE doing a startup alone!
what about more than two?
It is the subject of much debate. Example:
There are also Quora threads on the subject.
2 seems most common; more than 4 rarely succeeds.
More than 2 can lead to problems in business, in my experience, 2 will gang up on 1, 3 will gang up on 1, not that it's always that way, but it's primed for discordance.
I've seen more conflicts with 3 and 4 founders than with 2.
You're right that 3 can lead to unstable 2-on-1 dynamics.