An Interview with Mike Moyer about Equity Splits

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

This video is part of a series called the Art of Dealmaking created by

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Slicing John’s Bicycle Attic

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

In the book, Slicing Pie, there is a case study called John’s Bicycle Attic. The case covers a fictional business and how the managers used the Slicing Pie method for allocating equity. Below is a demonstration of how the case plays out using the online Pie Slicer application. To download a copy of the case click here. Also, the case in the book has some mistakes. The case has been updated and will appear in future versions of Slicing...

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Slicing Pie at Campus Party in Colombia

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

One of my readers forwarded me a link to a video of Edward Ramirez presenting Slicing Pie in Spanish. Gracias!

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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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