The Brave Founders Deck
You have big dreams for your startup, and dealing with surprise cofounder issues isn't one of them.
We've got you. We identified the most important topics cofounders need to talk about to build a strong working relationship and avoid common pitfalls, and distilled them into this amazing deck of cards.
The Brave Founders Deck has 44 question cards in 7 topical categories to spark insightful conversations and help you find clarity and alignment with your cofounders.
With a set of Warmup and Cooldown cards, plus two ways to play, the deck makes it easy to have the fun, challenging, and brave conversations that will help you grow and work better, together.
The Brave Founders Deck has 59 cards, including:
44 question cards in 7 categories: Success, Failure, Collaboration, Conflict, Money, Joy, and Wildcard
4 Warmup and 4 Cooldown question cards
6 informational cards with instructions and tips for use
1 "Done" card to sort completed questions
Printed on premium glossy finish card stock, with a sturdy two-part box
Outer box dimensions: 4" x 2.9" x 1.13"
Designed in Portland, Oregon, USA, and printed in Shanghai, China.
How do you play?
The deck is designed for 2 - 5 players and flexible playtime from 15 - 60 minutes. It includes two options for setting up and drawing cards. In both, you take turns drawing a card and asking the question, then everyone takes a turn answering. The conversation that follows is up to you!
Why do we need this?
It's an easy and fun way to initiate the conversations and ask important questions you might not think of or know how to ask on your own. We spoke with many experienced cofounders on what they thought was most important, and then combined that with our research on relationship building and resilience to create the best set of cofounder questions out there.
When should we use this?
It's never too early or too late! Some questions may be more relevant for cofounders who are in the earlier stages of their startup, but many questions in this deck will still be valuable for long established partners. Any of the questions could spark a delightful or surprising insight for cofounders at any stage!
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Orders ship via USPS to the U.S. and some international destinations. Standard shipping is free within the US and takes 2-8 business days to arrive.
Shipping outside the U.S. is calculated based on current carrier rates and package weight and will be displayed at checkout. You may be responsible for taxes and import duties.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you order for a shipping estimate. We are happy to offer discounted or free shipping to countries that have unequal exchange rates compared to the US dollar, to help ensure equitable access to our product.
We will take returns of unopened and undamaged products. You have 30 days from when you receive your order to request a return. If there are any problems with your order please contact us so we can fix it!