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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 is Not a Good Reason 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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Slicing Pie Interview with Dr. Pelè

Mike Moyer, the inventor of Slicing Pie, speaks with Dr. Pelè, host of the Big-Ticket Clients Podcast and Slicing Pie user. Hear more about the Slicing Pie backstory and some of Mike’s other books and ventures.

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Equity Splits for Failed Companies

About 50% of startups fail, but if you’re one of them it 100% sucks. Failing, however, can still be fair to participants. Here is how the Slicing Pie model works in a failing company.

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Belgian Tax Authorities Issue Positive Ruling Regarding the Slicing Pie Startup Equity Model

Brussels – The Office for Advance Tax Rulings of the Belgian Federal Public Service Finance has reviewed the structure of the Slicing Pie model for the allocation and recovery of equity for early-stage startups and issued a positive ruling for the startup BUFFL, declaring that the implementation of the Slicing Pie model does not entail […]

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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

Cofounder Disputes

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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Beyond the Equity Split: Compete or Non-Compete

Adhering to the competition logic in Slicing Pie employees think twice before slacking off or quitting and startup managers think twice before firing someone or breaking commitments

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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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