How to Split Equity Among Co-Founders
Originally published: 19/10/2017 15:56
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How to Split Equity Among Co-Founders

Advice for founders on how to divide equity between co-founders.

When researching this topic online, there's not a lot of great advice. It often encourages unequal sharing between co-founders. This is a common occurence that Y Combinator sees a lot each year.

Listed is some of the most common logic for which equity is split unevenly:

-> It was my idea
-> I began working on it before the other founder did
-> This was our agreement
-> My co-founder was paid a wage for a certain number of months and I wasn't
-> I was working full time before the other founder was
-> I have more experience
-> My co-founder was brought on board after I had raised a certain amount of money
-> My co-founder was brought on board after my MVP was launched
-> There needs to be a tie-breaker in case founders fall out

This PDF will give you advice on how to better and more logically divide equity between founders.

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