*Question posted on Quora recently
He’s unhappy about our growth. Anyway, we’re building something useful, it works – and I’m not quitting.
However the tech stack (AWS / PHP / docker / grunt…) will be out of my reach for a while – I can become a good dev, but I’m pretty sure I’d need 1 year + to catch up (I can only code a bit of JS)
- Persuade your technical co-founder to stay.
- This may or may-not work if he has already made up his mind about the future for the startup
- Hire a replacement.
- You may have to pay market rate to hire a talented developer who can learn about the “blackbox” from your soon-leaving ex-partner.
- This option assumes you have the money/resources to hire a replacement
- Learn the technologies and become hands-on yourself.
- You estimate about a year to catch up.
- In the worst case, the growth could stagger even further during the time you catch-up. What else have you got to loose? Do you expect to loose clients or revenue?
- Sell out and walk away
- This assumes there is some “value” in the software and solution you and your co-founder have developed.
- This also assumes that someone is willing to pay a reasonable amount for your work-product
Keep us posted on what you do!