37 min

Giving Up Equity? Press Pause First Startup Therapy

    • Business

In this episode of the Startup Therapy Podcast, we talk about equity distribution in startups. Explore the psychological traps of seeking validation, the dangers of making hasty decisions when most vulnerable, and offer practical advice on how to navigate these challenges. Tune in to learn why patience and cautious decision-making are key to safeguarding the future value of your company.
Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletter
Resources:Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/community/startup-therapyWebsitehttps://www.startups.com/beginLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/startups-co/
Join our Network of Top Founders Wil Schroterhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/wilschroter/Ryan Rutanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-rutan/
What to Listen For00:00 Intro
01:00 The Vulnerability of Early-Stage Founders
06:45 Evaluating Potential Co-Founders
07:55 The Risk of Overpaying for Talent
13:38 Milestones and Deliverables
17:00 Vulnerability in Decision Making
18:27 The True Cost of Equity
24:09 The Fallacy of Immediate Gratification
28:34 Why Wait and Evaluate

In this episode of the Startup Therapy Podcast, we talk about equity distribution in startups. Explore the psychological traps of seeking validation, the dangers of making hasty decisions when most vulnerable, and offer practical advice on how to navigate these challenges. Tune in to learn why patience and cautious decision-making are key to safeguarding the future value of your company.
Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletter
Resources:Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/community/startup-therapyWebsitehttps://www.startups.com/beginLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/startups-co/
Join our Network of Top Founders Wil Schroterhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/wilschroter/Ryan Rutanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-rutan/
What to Listen For00:00 Intro
01:00 The Vulnerability of Early-Stage Founders
06:45 Evaluating Potential Co-Founders
07:55 The Risk of Overpaying for Talent
13:38 Milestones and Deliverables
17:00 Vulnerability in Decision Making
18:27 The True Cost of Equity
24:09 The Fallacy of Immediate Gratification
28:34 Why Wait and Evaluate

37 min

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