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underdog.io/blog/startup-equity-basics-for-job-seekersStartup Equity Basics for Job Seekers | Underdog.ioIf the company has issued 8,000,000 shares, each of these shares of stock represents 1/8,000,000 of the overall value of the company—the remaining 2,000,000 unissued shares don’t count towards the ownership, because nobody owns them. As a result, founders g..
blog.gust.com/cofounder-equity-split-framework-objectively-divide-equityCo-Founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup OwnershipThey usually require estimating obscure values and seemingly arbitrary percentages: “Founder B increases our value by 25% sometime in the future, so I should be willing to give them 1/(1-0.25) of the company.” To arrive at that answer, you’d have to be able..
tech.co/news/slicing-pie-dividing-up-early-stage-startup-equity-2012-09Slicing Pie: A Guide to Dividing Up Early-Stage Startup EquityThese people aren’t free, and the money spent is money that could have otherwise been used for marketing, product development, or anything else that helps a company grow. Lawyers and accountants (as much as I love them) don’t really help young companies gro..
spider.io/blog/2012/07/startups-acquiring-startups-for-equityspider.io -- Startups Acquiring Startups for EquityJul 2012 - In this post I would like to kick off a discussion about best practice for when startups are acquired by other startups for equity. At this point company A will now simply be a holding company for founder and investor interests in company B—to the extent th..
jamie-wong.com/post/valley-equityA potential employee's guide to Silicon Valley startup equityYou’re bombarded by terms like ISOs and NSOs and vesting period and cliff and strike price and fair market value that you don’t really understand, but owning 0.1% of the company sounds great in theory, so you go to sign on the dotted line. While you paid $0..
cmu.edu/swartz-center-for-entrepreneurship/assets/connects-spring-2018/Dividing%20Startup%20Equity%20talk%20-%20CMU%204.24.18.pdfDividing Startup Equity: Keeping a Piece of the Big Pie
blog.samaltman.com/startup-adviceStartup Advice - Sam AltmanIn honor of the new YC batch starting tomorrow, here is some of the best startup advice I’ve heard or given (mostly heard): Write code, talk to users, and build the company (hire the best people you can find, get the culture right, fundraise, close sales, e..
blog.eladgil.com/2010/08/is-your-startup-cash-or-equity-business.htmlIs Your Startup A Cash or Equity Business?Aug 2010 - Usually you need to invest a large amount of cash (usually from external investors and operations) over the lifetime of growing the business before you really create value and make money at scale. Similarly, these businesses often have strong network effect..
web.archive.org/web/20120902211128/startupcompanylawyer.com/2012/08/31/what-is-convertible-equity-or-a-convertible-securityWhat is convertible equity (or a convertible security)? : Startup Company LawyerAug 2012 - Ted Wang believes that the “reason that capped convertible debt is the current market leader is that entrepreneurs have been conditioned over time to believe that convertible debt is (a) faster (b) cheaper and (c) better for them than equity investment.” As..
axios.com/coronavirus-layoffs-startup-stock-options-equity-4440d500-6c1c-4517-89b1-466a9e493394.htmlCoronavirus layoffs could cost startup employees their equitySilicon Valley may end up with large numbers of abandoned employee equity, as startups cut jobs amid the coronavirus-caused economic uncertainty. Why it matters: startup employees typically have just 90 days from the end of employment to either exercise the..
blog.neufund.org/tokenizing-startup-equity-part-1-employee-incentive-options-plan-esop-on-ethereum-blockchain-dce2416f4505?gi=4aeb82da65e1Tokenizing startup equity, Part 1 - Employee Stock Options Plan (ESOP) on Ethereum Blockchain | by Marcin Rudolf | NeufundTokenised ESOP allows for a liquid asset position, thanks to which employees can make money before the exit, simply through trading of vested options on exchanges like Kraken or Poloniex, or through converting the options in an ICO. Beneficiaries get tokens..
watilo.com/joining-a-startup-high-salary-no-equity-or-stJoining a startup: high salary, no equity OR "startup salary" with equity? - Cory WatiloAs a potential employee, the negotiation for equity is a great way to gauge the future of a new company. They're usually great salespeople who help you buy into the vision, but since they don't have a plan or the connections they need to make the company su..
karllhughes.com/posts/startup-fundingStartup Funding Without Giving Up Equity - Karl HughesSo, if you have a great idea for a new business, bringing on outside funding (from angel investors or venture capitalists) might seem like a great option. For example, I once met a set of founders who’s investors refused to sign off on a new round of fundin..
niallohiggins.com/2011/11/11/40k-usd-funding-no-equity-startup-chile-uncovered$40,000 USD Funding, No Equity - Startup Chile UncoveredNov 2011 - James: Ok well right now I'm working on Mineral Rights Worldwide, I've been here for a year and I came down as part of startup Chile last November, I'm kind of staying on in the place because I like it and I see a couple of opportunities here and now what I..
web.archive.org/web/20130419002258/whattofix.com/blog/archives/2013/04/startup-standup-startup.phpStartup Standup Startup | What To FixApr 2013 - Validated learning is the process of demonstrating empirically that a team has discovered valuable truths about a startup’s present and future business prospects. Disasters are normal in a startup: a founder quits, you discover a patent that covers what you..
keyvalues.com/blog/what-startup-employees-fail-to-understand-about-their-equityWhat do startup employees fail to understand about their equity?There are some caveats, but in basic terms, the value of equity is determined by two things: 1) the percentage of the company that equity represents, and 2) the valuation of the company. The percentage of a company equity represents will go down as the comp..