Re-Calibration/Vesting Calculator Tool

Re-Calibration/Vesting Calculator Tool

Use this spreadsheet to determine how many shares the company should buy-back from participants so the new split aligns with the Slicing Pie allocation. Buying back shares, rather than issuing new shares, could help avoid unnecessary taxes. Talk to a Slicing Pie Lawyer about what’s best for you!

NOTE: This process can also be used to determine vested shares when using a Slicing Pie Vesting Agreement. In the vesting scenario you would issue a fixed number of restricted shares subject to Slicing Pie vesting. When you “bake” the Pie at breakeven or Series A, participants will vest according to Slicing Pie. In the video I refer to a “buy down”, but you can think of these as shares that do not vest. Don’t forget to file an 83(b) with the IRS!


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  • Roger D. Brown Sr. says:

    Okay Mike, I have downloaded the spreadsheet. It is not clear to me at this moment when, where and why a startup should or would buy back shares. Can you provide a little background information? Thank you.

  • Mike Moyer says:

    There are a number of reasons you would want to do this. In cases where the split is wrong, you will want to change outstanding shares. You could do this by issuing new shares to the people who have too few or buying back shares from people who have too many. Buying back shares is preferable because it may help you avoid taxes.

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