Frequently Asked Questions

How many shares should I set aside for a future co-founder?

Based on a typical startup stock allocation, if a sole founder issues 4 to 5 million shares to themselves, that would leave 3 to 4 million shares unissued and available for future co-founders. The future co-founders will typically receive smaller initial grants to reflect the previous sole founder’s substantial early contributions to the company.

Last updated on April 2, 2019