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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

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

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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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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