Looking for a business partner for your startup? You might want to consider someone who’s much younger or older than you.
The value of May-December entrepreneur partnerships was the topic of a recent article appearing on nextavenue.org. When a 60-something retired executive launches a company with a 20-or 30-something hard charger, the combination can be powerful, writes Kate Ashford, the article’s author.
One example: David Horn, 65, and Francisco Gonzalez, 37, who collaborated to launch CoupTessa.com, a daily deals website for women. “Even though David is retired, he’s got the energy of five 30-year-old men,” Gonzalez says in the article. “It was obvious that I would be smart to partner with him.”
Teaming up can offer a way to combine an older partner’s decades of business expertise with a younger partner’s energy and tech know-how. In addition, these partnerships may make sense because: 1) The younger partner gains credibility, 2) the older partner gains flexibility and 3) both partners can play to their strengths.
The full post from nextavenue.org can be found here.