As an entrepreneur, understanding the basics about how to divide up equity among parterns and investors is vitally important. Salman Khan at the Khan Academy provides this wonderfully clear video on the impact of outside investment on your shares. comprimé viagra

Giving equity to partners or investor doesn’t have to dilute the value of your shares.
New entrepreneurs are loath to reduce their percent of the company, so negotiations with investors and even partners becomes a source of early anxiety. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Think of it like this: the extent to which a partner increases the value of your company is the extent to which they should be compensated with equity. Unless you own patents on an idea, don’t assume that just having the idea to start the company entitles you to the lion’s share of the equity. Focus instead on the value of the company after that superstar partner is added. Will that person open new markets? Will they make your team more attractive to other investors? If that person will double the value of your company, then they deserve to own half the shares.

You don’t have to give partners their shares all at once.
It’s common to give equity over time. Say you want to give your superstar partner 30% of the company, but you never worked with her before and you don’t want to lose all that equity without seeing results. You might want to start off by giving her 10% for joining, then another 10% in year 2, and a final 10% in year 3. Or, if you think you’ll be raising funds and that the percent will change, offer her a nominal number of shares rather than a percent of the company.

If your partner adds value commensurate to their equity, the value of your shares won’t change.
As Khan says in the video, the value of your shares don’t have to change when you bring on an investor or a partner because that person is boosting the overall company value to the same degree that they are adding value.