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How to Split Shares among Founders of a Startup

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A German startup I’m working with is preparing for its initial incorporation. In this context, the topic of how to allocate shares between founders came up. In Germany, startup teams often default to allocating shares equally between founders. However, that is not always fair and may lead to resentment in later stages. In this article, I’ll share some ideas that are used by tech startups in the US.

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