I am technical founder right now of my own software startup.
Right now, I'm developing the software and am seeking a business cofounder.
I lack domain expertise in the various parts of the business side of a startup.
I am willing to learn it, but I cannot do everything (as I've recently had to learn myself).
I am talking to one particular business cofounder (business/marketing end), but he basically doesn't want to join yet because there is no product yet (I'm pounding my fingers working on it). Is this guy likely not the right business cofounder for my startup?
Ideally - while I'm busting my butt to develop, he could be busting his butt to realize our first clients, including beta testers, proper marketing/sales etc. There is no question the product in MVP form will be ready by May/June of this year.
Is this a realistic view of a business cofounder at this stage (pre-product) or is he right in not joining until a product is developed that he can sell?