4/25/2012

While splitting equity in your new startup evenly among your business partners is an easy solution, it isn't necessarily the right one, writes Marty Zwilling of Startup Professionals. Equity should be doled out based on five factors, including partners' business experience and contributions to intellectual property, he writes. "[R]egardless of the initial equity split, you should seriously consider vesting your founders shares over at least two years."

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