Dalton and Michael's tips for technical founders

by Dalton Caldwell11/1/2023

The stories are true: technical founders (and early technical employees!) often end up with the short end of the stick when starting a company.

In this episode of Dalton & Michael, we’ll discuss the questions and best practices that an aspiring founder (who happens to be technical) should think about — whom to start a company with, and how to think about things like equity split and division of responsibilities.

Technical folks: know what you are worth and act accordingly!


  • Dalton Caldwell

    Dalton is Managing Director, Architect and Group Partner at YC. He was the cofounder and CEO of imeem (acquired by MySpace in 2009), and the cofounder and CEO of App.net.