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Articles on co-founder equity issues and splits
5 points by bsims 929 days ago | 3 comments
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-...

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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.

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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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