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How do you negotiate equity in an early-stage startup?

At the very beginning, the information is very asymmetric. You don't know much about the company and the company does not know your value. You are "dividing a pie that never got baked."

The best way to approach this is to work for the company for a few months, learn about them, and demonstrate your own value, then negotiate what you want.