Last Updated Jun 19, 2008 4:14 PM EDT
Harvard Business School professor Noam Wasserman conducted a compensation survey looking at IT ventures and reports the following.
Across multiple formulations of the model and its variables, the gap between the equity received by Idea People and the equity received by other founders -- i.e., the "Idea Premium" -- was consistently around 15.0% (e.g., 50.0% of the equity vs. 35.0% of it) in the IT ventures.Looking at previous data Wasserman found that the idea premium was 10 percent in Life Sciences ventures.
Either way, it pays to be the man with the original plan.
Read more details on Wasserman's Founder Frustrations blog post.