Having been the VP of Engineering at a startup, I understand a lot of the challenges. The technical ones relating to the solution you think you need to build, more technical ones relating to the solutions the investors want you to build, the development process to best fit a rapidly changing product, team, requirements, and priorities, as well as managing the team through uncertain terrain.
They’re the fun ones. The easy ones! Especially given how talented my dev team was.
The founder had the difficult challenges; define a product that could be a success, iterate that idea based on extensive user testing, and most importantly, ensure there was funding.
Luckily, our founder was as talented at soliciting funds as we were at building epic tech!
If you are involved in a startup, perhaps Just Eat’s Accelerator programme can help with both types of challenge!