So two months ago I got an interesting idea with a potential co-founder, only later I realized my potential co-founder wasn't really as cooperative enough to develop our projects together. He was indeed about ideas but never about execution, marketing, development or bootstrapping so I pivoted quickly as that was too draining.
Specifically why I pivoted:
I was the only guy who did the web design because our project heavily rely on the web, so I single-handedly made all the initial investments even while having someone I had called a potential co-founder. It was as good as not having any co-founder because I bought a domain (which I later repurposed for my current project), designed the website, invested in VPS/servers with really high quality specs for hosting. Almost about $1000 worth of investment alone from my freelance earnings. I am from a developing country in Africa.
Now I am a solo founder with much focus and energy. I have supportive volunteers and I would be happy to bring them in as co-workers once the project becomes successful. I feel like these are the people I want to work with. No pressure to share or split my company, no worries and heart aches, they are smart and bring technical support to the table. Most of them are experienced solo business guys.
What do you think? Are you happy with your co-founder?