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: Most VCs commented that they can not fund current cap table where the CEO and COO would get 10% equity once fully vested while the current investors have 80%. We talked to our investors and they have agreed to rework the cap table, however, I would like to understand from you what should I […]
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 […]
Jason and I welcome Matt McCall from DFJ Portage as today’s guest VC blogger. We sent Matt one of our backlog questions – his response is below. Matt also posted it on his excellent blog under the title How VC’s Determine % Ownership Thresholds. Question: What’s a completely generic range of equity a VC typically […]
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