Blog – Slicing Pie

Slicing Pie Salary Survey – 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Slicing Pie Salary Survey! If you would, please complete the forms below. The first form is the survey and the second form is the optional entry into the drawing for the Mike Moyer Startup Library. All those who enter will also recieve a summary of the results from the survey! Please enter […]

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The Slicing Pie model is available for Spanish founders for the pre-incorporation phase

Drd. Alexandru Lazar

Barcelona: thanks to the efforts of Drd. Alexandru Lazar, partner at IntLaw Abogados, who customised for Spanish founders the Cofounder Agreement template – Spanish founders can now use the dynamic equity split based on Mike Moyer’s slicing pie method for their projects until incorporation.  This is great news for Spanish early stage founders, as it […]

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Wisy App Breaks Funding Records in Panama

Wisy App On the Move After Breaking Funding Records in Panama After shattering fundraising records in Panama, the Wisy App team relocated to Silicon Valley to spread its wings and is now flying high on the Nasdaq Tower screen in Times Square where it was recently recognized as a Milestone Maker by the Nasdaq organization.Min […]

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Doing Right by the Environment and His Partners

The Pure Earth Cup

Taking a break from his technology career, Robbie Maltby spent a year traveling through Central America talking to entreprenuers. “I’d been practicing mindfulness with a local group for some years before this and had gotten quite involved in the sustainable living scene so the plan was to visit as many ecovillages as possible to see […]

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The Illusion of Control


I hear this all the time from founders: “I need to have 51% of the equity so I can ‘maintain control!’” Yes, if you own 51% you will probably technically have control, but I cringe when I hear this because it ignores the real issue: do you deserve control? This is a more complicated issue […]

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The Problem with Equity as Compensation

When thinking about how to hire a team or acquire resources for your startup, it’s important—very important—to understand the difference between equity and compensation. I often hear people say that they are “paid with equity” or “earn equity” at their company. And, while it is technically possible to pay someone with equity, it is rarely […]

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Pie and Productivity

Flipping Burgers

Slicing Pie is based on the unpaid portion of the fair market value of each person’s contribution. In a startup, time is one of the most common contributions from founders which means the first step in establishing a new partnership with a co-founder is to determine the person’s fair market salary. This is the amount […]

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The Only Cofounder Equity Calculator You’ll Ever Need

Startup Equity Calculator

The Pie Slicer, helps team keep track who deserves equity and how much. The tool automatically adjusts based on observable changes in team membership, commitment levels, financial commitments, and even changes in corporate strategy.

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Slicing Pie in Germany: Pre-Incorporation Agreements Available

Berlin: thanks to the efforts of Stefanie Strümpfler, partner of dextrae Rechtsanwälte · Fachanwälte, who customised for German founders the Cofounder Agreement template – German founders can now use the dynamic equity split based on Mike Moyer’s Slicing Pie method for their projects until incorporation.  This is great news for German early-stage founders, as it […]

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