Founder equity · Founders

Is there such a thing as too much dead equity?

A. L. Entrepreneurial

March 14th, 2017

I’ve heard this term brought up a few times in the last few months and it’s something that worries me as a founder. With so many startups competing for a shrinking piece of the pie, it’s easy for investors to cherry pick companies with the zero to low dead equity. Is there a number that makes investors grimace? Or is this concept something that founders put too much weight and worry into?