How Do You Protect Yourself From Your Ex-Cofounder Stealing Your Ideas?

“I was meeting with your ex-partners,” Mike, a VC we were pitching to, said to me. “Their slide deck seemed the exact same as yours. I was waiting for the inverted triangle then, sure enough, there it was.”

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Mike was telling me about meeting with “Jim” and “John”. Jim and John were the two original cofounders of my company. Right before we were…