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Perfect Equity Splits for Early-Stage Startups

In this course, learn how to create a equity split using the slicing the pie method from Mike Moyer, author of "The Slicing Pie Handbook" and Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University.

What you’ll learn

  • How to set up a slicing the pie model
  • Important legal aspects of equity splits
  • Scaling a slicing the pie model
  • Industries the slicing the pie model works best with

Course content

Fixed Equity Split

Slicing the Pie Model

Recovery Framework

What are the most common conflicts during an equity split?

Is this model easy to scale and if so, how would you scale it?

Determining the Valuation Magic Number When an Outside Vendor Comes Along

Who is this course for

Anyone who is at an early-stage, bootstrapped startups looking for tips on equity split models.


Mike Moyer

Mike Moyer is the author of eight books that provide structured advice to people who want to solve specific problems like splitting equity in their startup company or delivering an effective sales pitch. In addition to writing and speaking, Mike is the founder of Fair and Square Ventures, LLC where he invests in early-stage ventures and provides consulting focused on management and revenue generation. He teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Northwestern University.


Upon completing this course, you will receive a badge for "Perfect Equity Splits for Early- Stage, Bootstrapped Startups".

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The M&A Science Academy includes courses from M&A experts who are eager to share their stories, failures, and successes.

Our goal is to provide users with knowledge from industry practitioners that can be applied to their own practices.

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Which courses are right for me?

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