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.
Scott Belsky has a great post up titled Don’t Get Trampled: The Puzzle For “Unicorn” Employees. In it, he’s got a bunch of questions, along with detailed discussion, that you should ask your potential employer if you are considering a job at a unicorn (company with > $1b private valuation.) His suggestion is to strongly “audit your […]
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 […]
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 […]
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