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Strategy - Founder Collective Here’s how we do it: Peer-to-Peer investing Everyone at Founder Collective has started a technology company. We love building stuff. We aren’t investors who sit in an ivory tower analyzing spreadsheets. We’ve lived through the emotional roller coaster of leading startups so we have huge respect and empathy for our founding teams. Strategy - Founder Collective
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World Internet Usage Statistics News and World Population Stats

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If I Launched a Startup If I Launched a Startup Here’s what I’d do in the beginning: Incorporation (1) Entity Choice: Corporation or Corporation (2) State of Incorporation: Delaware (3) Authorized Shares in Charter: 10,000,000 Shares (4) Type of Shares: Common Stock (5) Par Value of Common: $0.0001 (6) Initial Founders Issuance: 8,000,000 Shares (7) Founders Equity Split: Depends on the Team, But Quickly and After the Awkward & Difficult Conversations (8) Vest Founders Shares?
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Build Complete Financial Statements for Your Startup Build Complete Financial Statements for Your Startup Create complete financial projections. Detailed and powerful way to create financial projections for your startup. Estimate every cost, detail every revenue, and outline your business with this startup financial model template. The Complete Model is a fully-functioning financial model for Excel, Google Docs, and any spreadsheet program to:
The Resource for Entrepreneurs.

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As a consultant to tech startups, I’ve seen entrepreneurs planning online ventures confused when it comes to projecting advertising revenue. Having done ad projections with the benefit of live models from which to extract real data, I offer the following guidelines on how you can calculate revenue projections for your business plan. Baseline Criteria: Projecting Online Advertising for Business Plans Projecting Online Advertising for Business Plans
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Co-Founder Equity Calculator

Co-Founder Equity Calculator It sounds like a lot of equity to give away, what if a co-founder leaves? The equity numbers assume a typical 4-year vesting for all founders including the CEO, with no cliff. It also assumes that no significant salary is provided to any of the co-founders (if that is wrong, you are entering into an employee relationship, not a co-founder relationship). If a founder leaves, vesting applies and they forfeit the shares that have not vested yet. What does "You have a weak CEO" mean? Having a "weak CEO" means that your CEO may not be getting their hands dirty enough to make the startup take-off.
The most common comment in this long and complicated MBA Mondays series on Employee Equity is the question of how much equity should you grant when you make a hire. I am going to try to address that question in this post. First, a caveat. For your first key hires, three, five, maybe as much as ten, you will probably not be able to use any kind of formula. Getting someone to join your dream before it is much of anything is an art not a science. And the amount of equity you need to grant to accomplish these hires is also an art and most certainly not a science. Employee Equity: How Much? Employee Equity: How Much?
Alliance of Angels - Presentation Guidelines Alliance of Angels - Presentation Guidelines Tell Your Story Well A successful pitch is like an engaging movie trailer – it should clearly convey the gist of your business and provoke investors to engage. Be interesting, tell a memorable story, and make heavy use of visuals. 10 – 15 slides are all that’s needed. Purpose
How I Raised $350k as a Solo Founder using these 4 Email Templates
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The Founders’ Pie Calculator By Frank Demmler Several weeks ago, we took a look at the founders’ pie. Cutting Up the Founder’s Pie Cutting Up the Founder’s Pie
How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees Since returning from MIT back in June I’ve been focusing on the growth of the company. It has been pretty much on mind non-stop for months now. The part that I’d like to zero in on is when you’ve got a high growth company what are some of the best practices out there to distribute equity to the founders, advisors, and employees?
Seedhack Founders Collaboration Agreement Starting a new company requires inspiring early co-founders to join you in your efforts and then quickly establishing an environment of trust where everyone works hard and fairly shares the upside of any success. To that end, we’re launching the Seedhack Founder’s Collaboration Agreement (download here in .DOC or in .PDF ) which is designed for a newly formed team to agree on what each founder’s shareholding should be as well as how to make sure that each founder puts a continued effort throughout the lifetime of the company in order to keep their equity stake. The hope is that this document will not only help events like Seedhack, where collaboration amongst team members is key, but also any ‘back of a napkin at a cafeteria’ brainstormed startups where people put a lot of sweat equity in even before they think about forming a ‘formal’ company. A big thank you to Tina Baker from Brown Rudnick for drafting the agreement.