Startup Equity Division - How to cut the founders pie
In a previous post I promised to share a spreadsheet which helps calculate startup equity division.
Its now up on google docs. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmhoYEAndoegcDMxRUtNVURRRkVZMzk5dkZyNlFRYWc&pli=1#gid=0
There are two sheets. "Cutting the Founders Pie" provides overall instructions as well as an overview of:
- the core component weights
- the relative contribution of each founder to those components
- the weighted score
- the % of equity allocated based on founder contribution
To use in an editable form select File->Download As...then export to .odt/xls, etc.
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