A challenge for founders in early stage, bootstrapped companies around the world is how to allocate [aka split] equity fairly. Traditional approaches rely heavily on negotiation skills or predictions about a company’s future success. Mike Moyer proposes an approach using the fair market value of each individual’s contribution of time, money, ideas, relationships, facilities, equipment, supplies or anything else that can be valued. Although global market rates can vary dramatically, his approach provides a universal framework for not only determining the fairest split, but also the fair buyout price (if any) when someone separates from the firm. Moyer, author of Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds, will discuss the challenges of splitting equity in global teams and demonstrate an interactive game that shows how his approach applies to a typical startup.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm networking
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm presentation
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor