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Enhancing the Co-founder Equity Split Conversation

Today we’re proud to release an updated Co-founder Equity Split tool. We released the first version back in November to help startup founders divide the ownership of their startup fairly and rationally among their team. Since then, we’ve been collecting feedback from founders about how it could better help them with their decision.

With this release, the tool gives founders

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What is an effective “pre-incorporation-agreement” between possible founders of a startup?

The bottom line is that the very question you are asking is one of the trickiest things of all when it comes to startup founding.  On the one hand, if you DON’T make things explicitly clear up front, you are just begging for a future disaster by ‘kicking the can down the road’. On the other hand, if everything is

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Do Venture Capitalists care how the equity is split among the founders?

People who tell you that VCs won’t look at a company with an even equity split are being silly. That has never once, in my experience, been even a slight hiccup, let alone a dispositive factor in a seed investment.

That said, there is a core of truth in the concept that there always needs to be *some* way to

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