Equity Splits

“Unfortunately, many of our natural inclinations about equity splits are wrong or counterproductive, destined to cause problems in the long run, even when they seem eminently fair, wise, and peaceful in the short run.”
— Noam Wasserman, Founder's Dilemmas, page 145

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SUGGESTED READINGS

  • Founders School || Founder's Dilemmas || Equity Splits || Impact Guide (PDF).

  • Wasserman, Noam. The Founder’s Dilemma: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012. Chapters 6 and 7.

  • Wasserman, Noam, and Deepak Malhotra. "Negotiating Equity Splits at UpDown". Harvard Business School Case 809-020, July 2008. (Revised November 2012.)

  • Wasserman, Noam, and Yael Braid. "Slicing Pie with a Razor: Ockham Technologies' Founding Agreements". Harvard Business School Case 814-017, July 2013.

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