How Much Equity to Give Your Cofounder – Michael Seibel

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Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on splitting equity between cofounders.

Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

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00:00:00 How much equity to give your cofounders
00:00:23 Equity splits should maximize motivation
00:01:32 Safety mechanism for equity – Vesting and Cliff
00:02:21 More generous with equity not less
00:03:21 Equal equity splits
00:03:57 End

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