Equity distribution

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Andrea H Special Projects Director

March 16th, 2015

I was wondering what the appropriate amount of equity is to give a CTO. I am in the early stages of launching This Dog's Life (.co), a discovery platform highlighting up-and-coming... More

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John Sturdivant CEO, Founder at WorkforceAlpha

May 14th, 2016

What are some principles about sizing up the equity to give a co-founder joining during prototype testing (no salary)? How much should I set aside... More

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Jeff Brink Aerial Drone Cinematographer at Freelance

June 26th, 2015

I own a C-corp (just converted from an LLC).  My business partner and I at the time decided to split 1/3 (me) - 2/3(me) based on the amount... More

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Orion Parrott Founder and CEO, Lendsnap YC S16. We're hiring!

June 15th, 2015

I have read many discussions here and elsewhere on pre-investment founder equity but still want to hear your thoughts about my particular situation. I... More

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Allison Rosenberg, Ph.D.

June 30th, 2015

I have an invaluable consultant who has been helping me envision and source my product and product work.  We've reached a point where we need to discuss... More

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Emmanuel Colliot Co-founder @ TeacherSherpa

April 19th, 2015

I was wondering what the appropriate amount of equity is to give a UI/UX seasoned graphic artist/front end developer? We are in the early stages... More

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Ian Maddox

June 3rd, 2015

I offered a cofounder X% in a pre-seed business. The lawyers advised us to create an option pool, so I had them draft up the paperwork. The partner... More

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Creighton Taylor

May 30th, 2015

We are about to launch a mobile app. My co-founder ultimately came up with the idea (although I helped shape it tremendously), but she currently has... More

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Ronan McGovern Translational Fellows Program at MIT and Co-chair of the International Desalination Association Young Leaders Program

March 23rd, 2015

We're shortly planning to raise a seed round of about $750k and are hiring a VP of engineering and a technical advisor. Where... More

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Mike Whitfield Sr. Software Engineer, EPAM, Google

May 10th, 2015

I'm undereducated in this area. As a technical person, I try to stick to rational conversations since it's uneconomical for me to drift too far into... More

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