These days real talents are keen to start their own startup/product to focus on, but what about User Experience designers? Do they have good enough skill set to be a founder/co-founder?
Obviously, UX designers/Consulters are one of the core people in businesses and they are having a good vision of users, business goals, and market expectations but these are not those skills UXer needs to be the first person of a startup.
Leadership is the for a UXer should have to be a real leader in business with different directions. don’t forget about running the startup UXer has to have a different set of skills in Marketing, Sales and Project Management.