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Techstars Equity Back Guarantee

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Today Techstars announced an “ equity back guarantee ” for any company that goes through the Techstars program starting in 2015.

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How does equity dilution work for startups?

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Equity dilution works when the same pie is divided among more people. Uncategorized company equity dilution founder investors startup

How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

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Below, Lee Hower offers advice for approaching these equity discussions objectively and properly. Capital Investment & Sweat Equity.

Issues with Equity Misalignment

Ask The VC

Q: In our startup we have 4 founders, two of whom are not full time.  We’ve all put in a good sum of cash thus far. The two founders with the least equity happen to be the two tech founders. In your case, you feel like the 32% founder doesn’t do any work. Equity equity founders

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

An Advisor Equity and Advisor Pool Breakdown

Eric Friedman

As a potential advisor looking to get involved with the company; MORE EQUITY! Eric Friedman Startups Advisors Equity Startup Advisors

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. CTO Founders in India, have a very low equity stake.

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Should You Offer Equity Compensation to Employees?

Up and Running

Of course, not every equity compensation story is a David Choe Story. In this article, I’m going to examine: What equity compensation is.

How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees

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How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees. Equity for Founders. Equity for Employees.

CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

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Or they are looking at Hiring a CTO and want to see what salary and equity ranges look like. Powered by Tableau I'm showing snapshots below.

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Finance Fridays: Getting Started – Allocating Equity and Founder’s Investment

Feld Thoughts

Finance Friday’s gets off the ground with today’s post by introducing you to an imaginary startup, the entrepreneurs that we’ll being following throughout the series, and their first challenges: splitting up the foundersequity and addressing the case where one of the founders provides the initial seed capital for the business.

Startup Founders Can Learn From Reality Television

Startup Professionals Musings

business entrepreneur lessons Shark Tank startupYet the process is eerily realistic, and every entrepreneur can glean some important lessons.

What Founders Need to Know About Startup Equity

Early Growth Financial Services

Equity is a startup’s lifeblood. One thing to remember: your equity is precious: don’t be lavish in giving it away. There’s no single best … Continue reading → Equity / Debt / Venture Funding On the other hand, being too stingy will make it hard to attract talent, advisors, and investors.

Startup compensation: flat salaries and equity/options work best

The Equity Kicker

We had some success with this system, most notably at Zeus Technology, which was a good exit for my old firm Draper Esprit, but these days I recommend flat salaries with upside coming from options or founder shares. With those caveats the best structures are flat salaries and a share of the equity. Startup general interest

Equity basics: vesting, cliffs, acceleration, and exits

The Startup Toolkit

false As a cheatsheet, the “normal” equity structure is: Founder terms: 4 year vesting, 1 year cliff, for everyone, including you.

Mathematical vs. Economic Dilution of Startup Equity: Thinner Slices of an Extra-Large Pizza

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The simplest illustration is the first VC funding round of a new startup.  Expert commentators including David S. Industry Experts

Founders Circle

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last week my friend Chris Albinson formed an interesting new firm called Founders Circle Capital. In a nutshell, Founders Circle provides liquidity for the founders and employees of a “breakaway growth companies” so they don’t need to sell or take the company public prematurely. VC & Technology

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. CTO Founders in India, have a very low equity stake.

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What is an effective “pre-incorporation-agreement” between possible founders of a startup?

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Then sit down with your co-founders and divvy up the equity based on the contributions you all believe each of you will make…providing for reverse vesting, a large option pool, and a clear decision-making structure. Pivotal Moments equity Founder equity founder relationships founders incorporation agreement startups

What Founders Need to Know About Equity Grants

Early Growth Financial Services

In a startup’s early days, nothing matters more than attracting and retaining talent. most common ways to make equity grants: 1.

Equity Crowdfunding: Is it Right for Your Business?

Early Growth Financial Services

In comparison, the crowdfunding market totals $.5B 5B (and has a $24% success rate at raising funds).

How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. business entrepreneurs startups

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Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get?

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Startups. Startup Battlefield. startups. Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get? FOUNDER INSTITUTE.

Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

SoCal CTO

You can click on the filters such as Founder Status (#3) and Job Title (#4) to filter to that particular data.

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Why offering employee equity is crucial for your startup

The Next Web

The post Why offering employee equity is crucial for your startup appeared first on The Next Web. She rolled her eyes in disbelief.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “ For a Startup, Two Heads are Always Better Than One.” Marty Zwilling.

Startup Equity For Employees

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Startup Equity For Employees. Founders / Restricted Stock. Salary vs Equity. The re-heating of the venture funded tech market has pushed a heat up of the hiring market, and Im getting more calls from friends asking for help understanding startup stock (equity) offers. Founders / Restricted Stock.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

SoCal CTO

I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. And I tried to evaluate the idea and figure out: What did the founder really need here? Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? Go to user groups.

The Perils of Founder Fighting

Both Sides of the Table

Nowhere is the politics more difficult than with co-founders, which is why for years I’ve spoken publicly about “ the co-founder mythology.”

Texas Proposes Equity-based Crowdfunding Rules

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In Austin, one of the big issues facing startups, particularly in the technology industry, is lack of access to capital. Austin San Antonio crowdfunding Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Texas Securities Board

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Financing your business: Debt vs Equity

StartupCFO

VentureBeat wrote a post recently on debt versus equity which one is right for your business. Equity. Equity is pretty straightforward.

CMO CTO COO Equity and Compensation

SoCal CTO

I was just asked about a particular startup situation (seed stage, CMO hire, non-founder) and particularly what compensation and equity is appropriate.

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Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

SoCal CTO

You can click on the filters such as Founder Status (#3) and Job Title (#4) to filter to that particular data.

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8 Secrets for Maximizing Startup Equity and Control

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone asks me for the best way to fund a startup, I always say bootstrap it, meaning fund it yourself and grow organically.

5 Mistakes Every Startup Founder SHOULD Make

OnStartups

Much digital ink has been spilled trying to caution startup entrepreneurs against making mistakes. But wait a second. Get Screwed. As George W.

4 Things Every Founder Should Know About Convertible Equity

Early Growth Financial Services

Lately I‘ve been getting more and more questions about convertible equity: “What is it?” In short, convertible equity is a form of financing that gives investors the right to preferred stock once a triggering event occurs. and “Should I use it?” So I figured now’s the right time to answer a few questions and fill in some blanks.

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming the major source of funding for seed-stage startups. Startup incubator seed funding.

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt?

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Startups. Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt? FOUNDER INSTITUTE. Company: Founder Institute.

Raising Money Using Convertible Equity

YFS Magazine

Lately, more founders are inquiring about convertible equity.