Author of the Arabic "Entrepreneur Inside Out", serial entrepreneur who had three exits, Managing Partner at a venture capital, helped hundreds of startups and tens of companies and an MBA holder.
Being an MP at a venture capital myself, and being an enabler between startups and angel investors, I can help make sure you are ready for funding.
I introduced a new methodology for startup equity splitting that is easy to understand and convincing to co-founders. Hundreds of co-founders used it at the initiation of their companies or to solve problems that occurred at new funding events and the results are amazing.
Many of my book's readers considered the equity split method to be the top contribution of the book. The book is in Arabic and the name's translation is "Entrepreneur Inside Out" (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49307846-inside-out).
I can help split the equity between you and your partners. The process does not take much time but I need you to tell me about the startup and the contribution of every co-founder as well as the initial investment amount.
I am a serial entrepreneur who became angel investor too then became consultant and coach and finally became author. I built tens of companies and I still do (now as an advisor).
At whichever stage your startup is, I can help redirect the efforts to the right direction on both levels: strategic and operational. This includes planning, tech, marketing, fundraising, management, partnership, etc.
I would see the equal shares among the co-founders as a warning sign. Very rarely we see successful companies with such practice because eventually one co-founder, most commonly the founder and the CEO, begins to feel like he is not building HIS company any more and to realize that the other co-founders can be replaced for less shares or even for salaries.
No matter how many co-founders there are, I advocate the CEO to have at least:
a) 25% if he is not responsible for any specialization or function (marketing, tech, operation, etc.). The breakdown is 10% for the idea and 15% for his work as CEO.
b) 40% if he is responsible for a function beside managing the company. In this case, it is 10% idea, 15% for acting as the CEO and 15% for his other function.
I introduced an innovative way for equity split that spread in Egypt for the last year and people got comfortable using it.