How Much Equity Should a CEO Have? Answer: 6%-15% On Average At IPO
MAY 28, 2020
Q: How much equity should a CEO get in a startup? There’s no magical answer, but for venture-backed start-ups, for years VCs have aligned on around 6%-8% equity for a non-founder / outside CEO. As you approach IPO and very late stage, that often goes down. A few examples.