Generally speaking, a startup needs both builders (technical founders) and hustlers (non-technical founders).
It needs people to create the product, and people to go out and sell it.
Guest Commentary: The question of equity brings out the most fundamental differences, perceptions, and values in an aspiring startup. As straightforward as this question sounds, it’s a tricky matter. The company has money, either from investors or from revenue, and they give you some of that money every month. It’s unlikely the company fails, and if it does, your downside is limited to unemployment.
In fact the equity question, more than any other, may strangle a young company before it can even get started. The founder moniker is black and white, but the situations are all shades of gray. The company will probably fail, and you will lose all the money you put in, plus the lost salary, plus you have to find a new job. Your salary is less than what you’d get at a big company. A founder is defined by the inability of their company to pay them (or anyone else) for anything.
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