Blog – Slicing Pie

Slicing Pie in Canada

Mike Moyer, inventor of the Slicing Pie Startup Equity Calculator and JP McAvoy, a Canada-based Slicing Pie-friendly lawyer discuss the Slicing Pie equity model and considerations for the Canadian legal system.

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Having a Baby and Other Good Reasons to Resign

In the Slicing Pie model having a baby is considered “good reason” to quit and, therefore, the quitter gets to keep her slices in the Pie (subject to dilution when more slices are added by others). This may cause some controversy, so it’s important to understand what good reason means in the context of Slicing Pie and being fair.

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New Feature Idea: The Bakery

We are considering the implementation of a new tool for Slicing Pie companies. The “Bakery” will be kind of like Craigslist for Slicing Pie. Companies (Pies) can post job openings or solicitations for other resources they need. For instance, you could post a job to hire a developer or let people know you are looking […]

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Three Reasons Someone Would Not Want to Use Slicing Pie

If you and your fellow founders have chosen to implement the Slicing Pie model in your bootstrapped startup company, you can rest assured that if you follow the logic you will all get a share of the equity that accurately represents the fair market value of your contributions relative to other participants. Furthermore, you and […]

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Unfair Incubators and Accelerators

  Incubators and accelerators often request a fixed chunk of equity from the companies who participate in their programs. The organization then provides services such as office space, supplies, access to the Internet, equipment (like printers, copiers and fax machines), mentors and educational programs. I’ve seen these percentages range from 5% to as much as […]

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Different Rates for Different Tasks

A CTO, for instance, might code a new app and respond to customer service emails and fix bugs. These activities require different skills and some of the tasks appear to be more important. Sometimes, teams want to assign different pay rates to different tasks.

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