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Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 12 Notes Essay
A friend asked me recently if I knew of any good guidelines for dividing up equity between founders, and specifically what to do in the case when a co-founder provides seed capital. The truth is I don’t know of any great guidelines – this is seems to me a very case-by-case decison. Obviously the main consideration should be the relative importance of each founder to the future prospects of the venture.
Founders frequently ask me to provide guidance on how their startup should split equity between co-founders. My answer is always: (1) It Depends, and (2) Quickly. If you’ve ever hired a lawyer, you will (unfortunately) hear the phrase “it depends” several times.
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Experience running a startup business.