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Several other answers have already explained what you would need to offer in order to entice experienced developers, so I won't go into that. The other half of the picture is that you're apparently interviewing the wrong people: 1- The expert developers who come for meeting but when they find this is a new company and there is no other member teams, they ...


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I'm the developer you want. I've been a part of large companies (FB, Amazon) and 5 startups, 4 of which sold. I was a lead at several of them. So I'll tell you what I would want to come to work for another young startup: I want a salary. I can't work for nothing. I'm willing to take a bit less than a big company would pay me, but I want something in ...


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What do you offer? A bigger say in development and more freedom? One of the bigger upsides of startups. But you mention you worry about coowners decisions, which implies you want full controll. Reading between the lines, this could mean people get less (!) freedom to do what they think is right than in a big coprporation. I worked in a founderowned business....


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The thing about experienced developers is that they have their "pick of the litter", so to speak. They can work anywhere they want, so why should that be you? Working for a startup comes with a lot of risk, specifically the risk of failure. If I go to work for Google, I know that in 5-10 years I will 100% still have a job (modulo being fired). If I go to ...


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I would suggest rather than finding an employee, you find a business partner. Preferably one with all the technical skills. Then after that you look to hire a larger team of employees. Maybe offering equity would help you with the first option.


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I think you're approaching this the wrong way. The expert developers who come for meeting but when they find this is a new company and there is no other member teams, they give up and leave, and the main thing they say is "we prefer to work for a famous company with big teams" ... why would they? You're asking them to not work at a stable company, ...


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I am a software engineer having 10+ years of experience. So I am writing this answer having the imagination to face this situation. So of course, I will not join a start-up company because of the associated risk of closing that company at any time. But as my office work is only 7 hours, so I have plenty of time. As I want to earn some extra money, I will ...


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