Am I ripping off my “cofounder” if I propose he owns 1-3% equity?
Maybe, but there are no right answers here.
TradeDesk, which just filed to IPO, had a similar ratio:
And Salesforce did not have anything close to an equal ratio between its co-founders.
Context matters. Who â€śmakes it happenâ€ť matters. Who puts up the capital when there is nothing worth funding matters. Who hires whom matters.