Wendy Grad Digital Practice Manager at Bain & Company

November 12th, 2013

Our start up is about to make our first offer to a CTO and we'd like to get input on salary & equity that would be appropriate.  Here is our... More

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John Duffield

December 30th, 2013

Hi guys, thanks for all the great feedback to my post 'What else can you do to be as attractive as possible to a tech CoFounder?' - I may have found... More

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Andrea H Special Projects Director

March 16th, 2015

I was wondering what the appropriate amount of equity is to give a CTO. I am in the early stages of launching This Dog's Life (.co), a discovery platform highlighting up-and-coming... More

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Candice Hughes, PhD, MBA

September 16th, 2013

I have been negotiating with a technical co-founder. However, he needs to have a salary to come on board... More

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Caleb Garling Writer

February 10th, 2014

What is a standard way to divide equity where Co-founder A has been building the product for a year and Co-founder... More

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May 24th, 2016

I want to describe my situation and get your thoughts - as many as possible - on what is a fair offer to a new team member in a startup.I started... More

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Monica Zent Founder, CEO, Investor; Board Member, Advisor

July 17th, 2013

For a key advisor who is bringing value- how much are you (as a founder) willing to give in terms of equity? In sharing your thoughts, please assume... More

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Nikolay Derkach

July 30th, 2014

I'm considering joining a startup as a CTO/technical cofounder.In case of a completely new venture (just an idea), an even split seems to be fair.... More

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Mike S Director at Vector Analytics

August 7th, 2015

Have tested idea. Need $200k to launch and survive for initial long sales cycle. Pre-money evaluation is $1.2m. Seed investor interested to fund $200k... More

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Boris Tkachev Empowering Business - Customer Communication Via SMS

May 5th, 2015

Currently i am shopping for marketing cofounder and I was approached by a marketing person who offered to handle all of the marketing... More

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