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Articles on co-founder equity issues and splits
5 points by bsims 1447 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite
I've been spending a bit of time researching information about Co-Founder equity scenarios as well as how to find the right Co-Founder. Some links below I found helpful.

The only wrong answer is 50/50: Calculating the co-founder equity split http://www.geekwire.com/2011/wrong-answer-5050-calculating-cofounder-equity-split/

Foundrs Calculator http://foundrs.com/

The Founders Pie Calculator method http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/fd0n/35%20Founders%27%20Pie%20Calculator.htm

How much a non-technical co-founder should receive? http://blog.nahurst.com/how-much-equity-a-technical-cofounder-should

High Tech Startup Valuation Estimator (More for fundraising, but good things to think about) http://www.caycon.com/valuation.php




Joel [Spolsky]'s Totally Fair Method to Divide Up The Ownership of Any Startup:

http://answers.onstartups.com/questions/6949/forming-a-new-s...

Fred Wilson's support for it:

http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2011/04/how-to-allocate-founder-and-...


http://foundrs.com/ is interesting. I appreciate these types of tools are to be taken with a grain of salt but I wonder how accurate the likes of PG would consider it to be.


Yeah it would definitely be interesting to get his take. But in the meantime making decisions with the best info at hand! :)




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