Mike Answered: How can I get funding without having to give all the business details?

You can't. In my experience, no good investor will invest in you without it. Moreover, a good investor is not going to give the you money and walk away. They may want a board seat, to review your financials...

Mike Answered: Is there a formula for calculating equity distribution among startup employees?

No. Depending on your stage of development, there are companies with salary surveys which tell you what the industry is doing.

See, for example, http://www.advanced-hr.com/

Mike Answered: What are standard vesting terms for a start-up company?

Typically, 25% one year cliff, with the balance to vest monthly or quarterly thereafter for a total vesting period of four years.

I am a lawyer, but not your lawyer. So for advise that applies...

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