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Startup Equity Calculators are Not All Created Equal

A quick search online will likely point you to other startup equity calculators that claim to create a fair split based on a variety of inputs such as each person’s skillset, their relative importance to the firm, how much each person plans on working and other factors. Please don’t use these startup equity calculators. Like […]

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Tips for Lawyers for Implementing Slicing Pie

The goal of Slicing Pie is to create a fair split and it is used by startup companies all over the world to do just that. As a lawyer, you may not have heard of the Slicing Pie model or maybe you have, and you are skeptical. I have been working with lawyers and startups […]

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Case Study: Shift/Co Launches Business GROWTH Platform based on a Win-Win-Win Mindset

Serial entrepreneur and social impact investor Terri Maxwell had an business concept that would require outside investment. Several clients encouraged her to start a community for Conscious Entrepreneurs based on her authentic business growth methods. The Shift/Co team at a pre launch event in February 2020She knew her Conscious Business Growth Platform™ could benefit the millions […]

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Does Equity Compensation Substitute a Minimum Wage?

Special thanks to Slicing Pie-friendly attorney Matt Rossetti for legal guidance on this post. The answer is simple: no, but keep reading. Slicing Pie should help prevent claims. There are more than twenty federal laws that regulate employer-employee relationships. Federal, state, and sometimes local law mandates an employer’s minimum wage. On the federal level, the Fair Labor […]

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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

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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 – Founders Pie Calculator

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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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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