While the startup cofounder might be sought out by the original founder, the responsibility of a cofounder is extremely important. This position is enormously gratifying, allowing the cofounder to grow with the company. Unlike the corporate world, the startup cofounder can tailor their daily duties to their strengths. While there is a large amount to get done, both in the beginning and even more as the startup continues growing in popularity, having the freedom to work where your strengths lie and truly lead the team is an experience rarely found in a traditional version of this role. A startup cofounder must be able to work well with their team, build rapport, and work side by side with others towards the same company vision.