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In my view, decision-making authority shouldn't be based on percentage of ownership, but rather on the context of the decision and the meritocracy of ideas. The ultimate say should be assigned and the CEO should have ultimate decision, but even then the "healthy" way to establish that isn't through a mathematical forumla or a percent ownership, but rather through trust between individuals and agreed-upon roles.

Decision stalemate (or more generally, just spending too much time squabbling over every decision vs. spending time executing) can happen even when it's not 50/50. The key issue isn't equity stake but rather leadership, trust and culture.

My personal view is that 62% of $0 is zero...so don't sweat the equity stakes too much and instead focus on winning.




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