10% fair?

(this post is a feed post from my comments on reddit)

10% fair?
as an employee, i assume you’re getting a salary as well. so on that basis 10% is reasonable.

however, if you want to really dig into it, you can calculate through various means to determine a more fair value amount of equity.


for example, if you’re able to attribute certain aspects of growth specifically to yourself, and you didn’t get commission for it, you could theoretically argue you should be entitled to higher equity. but pragmatically i assume you’ve had employment contracts in place this whole time, outlining your renumeration and package, so regardless of fairness, 10% is what you’ll get.


for more information, you can research the concept of sweat equity, and try a method called ‘slicing the pie’

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