Posts by Mike Moyer

How Much Equity Should I Give My First Employee?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This article was originally posted on, but I liked it so I republished it here… Don’t give him any equity. Just pay him a fair salary and keep the equity for yourself. However, if you can’t afford to pay him a salary you will have to give him equity. There is a way to figure out exactly how much you each deserve using the Slicing Pie method (aka Grunt Fund), here is how you would get started: All employees, including you, shouldstart with no equity and earn it over time (I realize that at this point you probably own 100%, but here is how you give it away). Resist,...

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Pitch Ninja Beta Version

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I am happy to announce that I have completed the Beta version of Pitch Ninja: Persuasive Pitching and Presenting. This new book provides detailed instructions on how to deliver an engaging presentation on any topic. The book is based on the Super Awesome Presentation Zone Program, which divides the presentation space into three distinct zones including the Intimacy Zone, the Excitement Zone and the Information Zone. Each zone has a collection of corresponding non-verbal techniques that allow you to connect with your audience at a new level. The concepts are easy to understand and unlike any...

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Slicing Pie at SXSW

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I need your help in the effort to spread the word about dynamic equity splits. I’m listed as a proposed speaker for the next South by Southwest (SXSW), but I need your vote to be accepted. The event is a music, technology and entrepreneurship conference and over 3,000 people applied to be speakers. So… I really, really, really need your vote to be accepted. Will you please take a moment to visit and cast your vote before September 5th? I would really appreciate...

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Dutch Translation of Slicing Pie

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

For those of you who are tired of reading Slicing Pie in English and don’t have time to learn Chinese, you can look forward to the upcoming Dutch version! Excited to meet @Clogish & @yspeert and learn about the upcoming Dutch translation of the #SlicingPieBook @mikemoyer — DutchBasecamp (@DutchBasecamp) August 29,...

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Pie Slicer Update August 10, 2014

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you very much for your feedback on our Pie Slicer beta program. We have been reviewing feedback and making adjustments where practical. Some suggestions were great, but not practical/possible given the current structure of the program. Based on your feedback the following upgrades have been performed so far: Support for HH:MM time format on time contributions Immediate Update of contribution table and the summary without page reload. Supports bulk contribution deletion Dynamic height for contribution forms to support larger screens Added “Reset Fund” feature under Pie...

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