Dick Costolo (aka Ask the Wizard) has two excellent posts up titled Options Acceleration and Employee Options and Grant Size. If you are granting options or receiving an option grant, these are both excellent posts to read.
Question: As a start-up with no history and no customers (we haven’t launched yet) how do I figure out how much equity to assign to myself as the founder? I have spent the last one year developing and writing the business plan. I hired two consultants both MBA’s with real world experience to help in […]
Question: I am one of three founders of a company. Up until now we have been bootstrapping the company from our own funds and working part time on the company while having full time jobs. However, we are now looking to raise some private funding and one of us will be transitioning to the […]
Q: I work at a startup in the valley, and I’m wondering what happens to unvested shares in the event of acquisition? I.e., should I expect that they are canceled, accelerated, or stay on the same vesting timeline? A: (Jason) The answer is “all of the above.” Any of these are potential outcomes in an […]
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