LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Carlton S Chen

STARTUPS: A COMPELLING ARGUMENT TO SPLIT EQUITY EQUALLY, OR NEAR EQUALLY, AMONG CO-FOUNDERS

A question that co-founders often ask is how to split the equity of a startup based on their respective contributions of the co-founders, whether it be running operations, generating revenue, creating technology, handling admin/legal/finances, making an investment, or in combination of two or more.

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I have always been a fan of Mike Moyer and his book Slicing Pie though I do believe his formulas for slicing the equity pie, while conceptually easy to understand, are much more complex to implement. Nevertheless, his book is well worth it to read and is available on Amazon.

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