The startup world is exciting, yet it always includes challenging moments. That is why investors are not fond of solo founders. It would be best to have partners to brainstorm with and cheer you up when you're having one of those everything-goes-wrong days. Sometimes we all need to be talked out of a stupid decision we are about to make. Team matters.
In KoFounder, we have agreed that we are happy about diversity and the different strengths (and weaknesses) each has. Still, we value highly synergy between us, so we choose new team members carefully. And if we find a match, we can act as co-founders for your startup as well - working together as one team!
It's a neverending discussion about whether work friendships are right or wrong. Here is one piece of research shared: "Work friendships are so important as 70% of people say friendship at work is the most important element to happy work life and 58% say they would turn down a higher paying job if it meant not getting along with coworkers. According to a data analysis conducted by Gallup in 2020, employees who say they have a best friend at work were about twice as likely as others to enjoy their workday and almost 50% more likely to report high social well-being." ("From Strength to Strength" by Arthur C. Brooks)