I left my software engineering job ~1 year ago to build a SaaS company with 2 other co-founders. We built a professional product, had customers, and earned some decent press/marketing, but I've decided to move on.
I'm currently looking for a new software engineering job, and I've received some raised eyebrows when they see that I am a "co-founder" on my resume. I suspect there is hesitation about whether I'll be able to exit my current company and focus on a new job, or perhaps they are thinking that I am overestimating my abilities as "co-founder", or perhaps they think it's a resume filler / fake job.
Of course, I am prepared to focus on a new job 100%, have been working hard on software engineering over the past year, and I'm not looking to be a boss/manager. I am looking for a mid-level software engineering job, so I wonder if I should omit the fact that I'm a co-founder on my resume.
Ideally, someone would understand that I am driven for new challenges, and that I've had a heavy engineering focus at the company I founded. But given the concerns, perhaps I should play it safe by omitting "co-founder" from my resume?