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How to Split Cofounder Equity

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How to Split Cofounder Equity

If you started your company with a cofounder, one question that may trip you up is how to split the equity between you. This can be an awkward subject to broach, even if you and your business partner have known each other for years. After all, suggesting that you “deserve” more than your partner is bound to cause hurt feelings, and may offer up a 50-50 split just to avoid any uncomfortable conversations.

But it’s important to resist the temptation to “play nice.” Think of the equity split discussion as your first real test as an entrepreneur – because in many ways, it is. It’s important not just that you look out for your own best interests, but that you structure your company in a way that works for the long haul.

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