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Co-founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup Ownership and Get Back to Building a Business

We’ve just released our free Co-founder Equity Split tool. It’ll give you a fair and objective recommendation about how to divide your startup’s ownership, so you and your co-founders will have a sensible, real starting point for this notoriously hard, crucially important conversation.

Many startup founders find themselves lacking clarity and direction when it comes time to divide their

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How much stake (equity) is an idea worth?

It depends on the quality of the idea. I’m a firm believer in Derek Sivers‘ calculus, which goes like this:

AWFUL IDEA = -$1 WEAK IDEA = $1 SO-SO IDEA = $5 GOOD IDEA = $10 GREAT IDEA = $15 BRILLIANT IDEA = $20

The real value, of course (as other answers here have noted), comes from executing on the

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