Hello, I started developing a tech company over a year ago hiring designers and developers to work on my product. After 10 months of development, I offered a position to a developer friend as CTO with 7% equity, to which he accepted. I have since been paying him for his work and even hiring other developers that can provide development outside the CTO's scope and capabilities. I have been advised that 5-8% is typical for a chief level executive. Since starting the company, I have bootstrapped 100% of the cost for legal, dev, design, promotions...everything. The cost/liability of this venture has not been shared with the CTO. Since I am the founder, I am fine with this and it is all on me. Recently, he has been dropping hints of wanting more equity than we agreed to, even showing an infographic of co-founders (remember, I did this solely without him for 10 months) that are split 50/50. I want to make sure everything is just and fair with this venture, hence why I am posting in this forum for advice. Is 7% equity a fair incentive for a developer that is still being paid for their time on top of having to hire other devs? Please note: this venture has not made money yet since we are still in the seeding and dev stage, so all of these figures are just numbers anyway...right now.