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You are thinking about it wrong. Don't think of your organization as a pie. Think of it as a house. When you add an extension (say a new kitchen) to your house, the value of your new kitchen now accounts for a larger *percentage* of your house, more than it did before. But something else al...

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2 thoughts (as I've invested in and been part if a few real estate development projects). 1 - ask around and try and find friends who know people in the industry and ask for an intro. Don't go in asking for money, ask for advice - it works way better. 2 - search on Clarity for people who live ...

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Before we dive into the equity,salary and such. Motivation and retention begins with the CEO. Ask yourself what is the culture of the company? If you don't know anything about culture then start with the basics: 1. Do you value employee opinions? Do you ask for others opinions? 2. Do you encour...

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1. Before you dive into building out marketplace software you might find it easier to quickly test your MVP using a SaaS product like https://near-me.com/. I am NOT affiliated with them. But in a previous startup explored the marketplace concept. Spend 12K for a year on a SaaS product then spendi...

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This issue could be something the founders are unable to control. Now it has become a trend that founders (and early employees) can liquidate some of their shares on a Series A or Series B round. Investors found this a necessary step, so the founding team don't think of selling out the company ...

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The first question cannot be answered as asked. The starting point is agreement on how the investors are to get their money back. Neither you nor your attorney should attempt to value the business. Who you turn to depends on the business itself. There are norms available even for pre-revenue f...

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If you want information that matters in "Creative Financing Techniques" find a person with the experience/insight. Most of what is in books is dated. Many of the more creative methods are a function of current tax code and market factors (like QE).

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It's good that you know what you want, but I expect that here you will be constrained by the market. I've been involved in startups a long time, and I have honestly never of a developer who is not only being asked to work for no salary, but to buy in with cash. You may see it as "giving away equi...

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