We all see the reports of 20-something kids making it huge and having glamorous events like an Initial Public Offering or a launch party. But that doesn't tell us the truth: the grind of entrepreneurship takes a toll on human relationship, on balance and on life itself.
Sometimes all it takes to get people buzzing is a new catchy phrase. That happened this week when Brad Feld told attendees of the Boulder Economic Summit that he thinks Boulder has great "entrepreneurial density."
Having been involved directly or indirectly in hundreds of early stage software and Internet
companies, I believe the optimal number of founders for a software / Internet startup is between two and four.