What's a fair share to give when adding a designer as a co-founder?


In the last 6 months I was working on stop motion app for Android. Now the app gets around 100 download per day in Google Play (first month) and around 50,000 picture was taken so far, and I'm planning to add paid version soon.

But one thing I wanted is to add a designer as co-founder to take control of the user experience and the design but I wonder what's your thought about what could be a fair share for him/her. I know I'm going to spend a lot of time adding the new feature and maintain the app for at least 2-3 years and I wonder if a designer will spend around the same amount of time. (I meet the designer on the net and I only spoke with him couple of times)

Co-Founder Design Shares

asked Aug 29 '13 at 04:20
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There are so many aspects involved in this kind of decision that definitely is a matter of case by case analysis. For general rules, there are some free tools on the web for startups that can help you to figure it out:

Here are some calculators for Funding And Equity on startups :

These tools can provide you a starting point for your own analyses.
answered Aug 29 '13 at 12:49
John 4d5
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