For example, Builders helped me source developers and took on a lot of the HR responsibilities you have to go through as a founder. It’s also nice to have other great CTOs in the same office as a sounding board. The small things also end up making a big difference in the end, like advice on what you should have in your finance dashboards. It can save you loads of time you can better use elsewhere.
For me, Builders is more of a facilitator. It is possible to get the same result anyways, flying solo. But, it would definitely take a lot more time to find out all the nitty-gritty of building a company by trial and error. At the studio, there’s always someone who has experienced something like the issue you’re currently having before. Without this, you would need to rely on your network or figure everything out yourself.
I believe two factors contribute to success. Firstly, always learn and be willing to learn from others. Secondly, finishing things is super important. It’s better to ship many smaller things daily, than wait and release a big project.
Especially in the start-up world when directions and strategies can (and should) change, it’s a good habit to ship fast/early and iterate.