“If it doesn’t feel right, keep looking. If you’re compromising, keep looking. A company’s DNA is set by the founders, and its culture is an extension of the founders’ personalities.” — yes! don’t settle. If it doesn’t feel right then time is being wasted in any case so better to cut losses and move on. Carry on working on your startup as a sole founder as much as possible, hire expertise where required and hold out for the right founder :)
Lessons learnt the hard way!