How Much Equity Do Founders Have When Their Company IPOs?

Pricenomics (12/08/2016)
  • Venture capital fund Founder Collective analyzed 71 tech IPOs.
  • The analysis found that on avg., founders (combined) owned 15% of their company and the average total company value was $100M at IPO.
  • The number of founders ranged from 1 to 6 (median of 2).
  • In some IPOs (eg Zipcar), the founders were no longer shareholders.
  • Ownership values ranged from $14M (Tremor Video) to $29B (FaceBook).