One of the most fundamental relationships in a startup is the one between a founder and his or her first hire; this bond builds the foundation of a company’s culture. Here are three Chicago founding teams whose first hires are still with the team today, setting the pace for these high growth companies.

http://www.builtinchicago.org/blog/startup-bond-runs-deep-look-relationships-between-founders-and-their-1st-hires