I am a student from Germany, and I want to start a company in the US. I've given starting it here first and then eventually expanding to the US some serious consideration, however, the chances of success for this particular business would be significantly smaller and that is not an option.
Let's consider this scenario:
There would be angel investors and/or VCs willing to invest in the company to get it started.
I do not have enough money of my own to invest to qualify for an E2/EB-5-visa.
Basically this scenario would be perfect for the proposed startup visa, but since it will probably take a few years if not a lot more until it might be passed, I need some kind of workaround.
I would like to maintain as much ownership of the company as possible, however I am open to any kind of option such as finding a co-founder with permanent residency/citizen status or getting a job at another company first in order to obtain an H-1B visa if that is the only way to make this happen.
What would be the necessary steps to both found the company and then work for it in the US?