Business Standard

The founder, the spouse, and their start-up

Investors in start-ups are waking up to the risk posed by marital discord

jobs
Premium

Photo: iStock

Suveen Sinha
There is a somewhat known start-up founder. Let’s call him Mr Founder. Mr Founder quit a job in the United States more than a decade ago and moved to India to set up a start-up. One of his co-founders was his wife.

Mr Founder got entangled in legal hassles and quit his operational role. Ms Co-founder took on more responsibilities. The start-up saw some glory days, but later found the going tough.  

In the meantime, Mr Founder and Ms Co-founder’s marriage collapsed, leading to much ill-will that occasionally spilled over into the public domain. The start-up was sold to a rival at
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of www.business-standard.com or the Business Standard newspaper

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Mar 30 2023 | 10:59 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com