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Employee Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Wealthfront Equity Plan from Wealthfront. The important similarities are that Andy and I both encourage companies to not only grant equity at the start date but also on an ongoing basis so that employees' equity ownership grows as their tenure and contributions grow. But not by much. This is critical.

What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. Venture Capital and Private Equity are very different investment disciplines. Venture Capital is minority investing. 2/ Private equity can’t afford to lose money on an investment. It’s powerful.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups


I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million.

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.

An Advisor Equity and Advisor Pool Breakdown

Eric Friedman

As a potential advisor looking to get involved with the company; MORE EQUITY! Setting The Option Strike Price Above Fair Market Value.

Founder Liquidity and Growth Equity

Non-Linear Growth

… Read more › The post Founder Liquidity and Growth Equity appeared first on Non-Linear.

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. Hooray.

How to think about cash vs. equity compensation

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

With WPEngine recently I had yet another question to answer: “What if I took $X/mo salary, then how much equity would you part with?

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Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?

Up and Running

Donation and equity crowdfunding both appeal to the public’s desire to participate collectively in fulfilling others’ entrepreneurial visions.

Startups Should Be Responsible for Explaining Equity to New Employees

View from Seed

It falls on the hiring company to thoroughly explain equity options to their new employees. Uncategorized equity VC” Full Stop.

Equity value

Chris Dixon

This is a useful way to understand the meaning of “equity value” You learn in finance that equity value is the overall value of a the stock (i.e. equity) of a business, which in turn is the present value of all future profits. In perfectly competitive markets, all profit margins tend toward zero. startups

Announcing Volition Capital’s Newest $250 Million Growth Equity Fund, Volition Capital Fund III

Thinking About Thinking

This fund will have substantially the same strategy and focus as all of our prior funds – which we call small cap technology growth equity.  We invest in high growth, principally bootstrapped, technology companies that are poised for market leadership. Onwards and upwards… Filed under: Growth Equity , Volition Capital.

Equity Compensation Offers Alternatives to Market Salaries

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Breaking Business : Chris Sloan and I chat about Equity Compensation.

The slowdown in equity financing is changing venture debt too

Version One Ventures

Debt funding is an interesting option for start-ups in two scenarios: you can increase your funding base while times are good in order to maximize growth or you can use it stretch your runway when equity raises are tougher (or you don’t want to price your equity). assets). News startup financing venture debt

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

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

10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

If both of you are experts at software development, even though one loves design and the other loves coding, that still won’t get the marketing done.

Startup Equity For Employees

Startup Equity For Employees. 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. Salary vs Equity. From Wiki. Contents. Stock. Dilution.

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get?

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get? Marketing Lead at drchrono (Mountain View, CA) drchrono. Startups. Mobile. Video.

What is Sweat Equity Worth?

Money Money Home Financing Taxes Accounting Basics Personal Finance Money Management Payments & Collections IPOs and DPOs Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment? Posted in Franchises 30+ days ago Which Franchise Markets Are Most Profitable? What is Sweat Equity Worth? Sales & Marketing. Comment.

Will New Equity-based Crowdfunding Regulations Cool the UK Market?

Early Growth Financial Services

New UK regulations for equity-based crowdfunding While the U.S. market waits for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to complete its rulemaking, new rules brought in by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have divided the opinion of its peer-to-peer lenders and crowd-funding websites.

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9 Marketing Buzzwords That You Need To Know


This is the third part in the series of marketing buzzwords we keep sharing with you. Marketing Buzzwords That You Need To Know. 1.

Startup Equity Crowdfunding Grows in Europe (NESTA Report)

VC Cafe

investors can then, through the platform, buy small parts of this equity stake. Decision on how much equity. How investment is facilited.

8 Secrets for Maximizing Startup Equity and Control

Startup Professionals Musings

Creative marketing. startup control equity bootstrapping Rich Christiansen business Rent is one of the biggest expenses for any business.

Second-Class Investor Citizens: Facebook’s IPO and Dual-Class Equity Structures


Industry Experts deal terms dual class equity dual class stock Facebook Facebook IPO IPO structure terms

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What is convertible equity (or a convertible security)?

Startup Company Lawyer

Quick answer: convertible equity (or a convertible security) is convertible debt without the repayment feature at maturity or interest. ”  In response, Seth Levine wrote a very thoughtful post on convertible debt versus equity.  Fred Wilson has been openly critical of convertible debt , and prefers priced equity rounds.

The Dark Side of Equity Crowdfunding

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If your company can be cash-flow positive with one round of financing, equity crowd funding might work for you. That all sounds terrific.

Equity Crowdfunding: Your Solution for Small Business Financing?

Duct Tape Marketing

Equity Crowdfunding: Your Solution for Small Business Financing? Crowdfunding for Small Business: Marketing and Financing.

Equity Compensation at a Startup is a Big Gamble

Startup Professionals Musings

CEO brought in to replace the founder, 5 - 10% CTO, CFO, VP of Marketing or Sales, 1.5 - 3% Chief Engineer or Architect, 1 - 1.5%

Sorry Startup Employee #100, Your Equity Probably Won’t Make You Rich

Hunter Walker

In no particular order: Startup Equity Is Unlikely to Make You Fabulously Wealthy After Four Years Unless One or More of the Following Apply… You were a founder. Even in successful companies, most initial equity grants will be worth a few hundred thousand dollars to perhaps $1-2m, when fully vested. and so on. Real good money.

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Use Equity to Hire the Best

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Equity grants are your most powerful tool for attracting top-tier talent. Your weapon of choice, of course, is equity. And like it.

Private Equity: Threat or Menace?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Private equity is under attack in Presidential politics. So, What is Private Equity, Exactly? What Might You Want from Private Equity?

Is Convertible Debt Preferable to Equity?

Both Sides of the Table

prefer equity to convertible debt): If you’re an early stage investor (e.g. In down markets more deals are priced.

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Occam's Razor

passionately dislike how most Marketers have become selfish – because most companies set deeply selfish goals for them! Thing One. Better?

How Much Equity a Technical Cofounder Should Get - Nathan Hurst's Blog

Nathan Hurst

Technically inclined people can definitely build something on their own, and then seek a non-technical cofounder, retaining more equity for themselves.

Should you raise on convertible notes or do an equity round?


A reader named Turner Dean recently asked me whether it’s better to raise seed money on convertible notes or straight-up equity.

Rise Of Equity Crowdfunding To Boost Industry


The result of which will be a surge in equity funding from 2016 onwards; as funding portals seek registration as early as January 2016,” Juniper said.


A VC: Employee Equity: How Much?

Employee Equity: How Much? The most common comment in this long and complicated MBA Mondays series on Employee Equity is the question of how much equity should you grant when you make a hire. I am going to try to address that question in this post. And it is based on the dollar value of equity. Musings of a VC in NYC.

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

“Once that product is built, you will probably have given away a lot of equity.&# ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? startupcto

Is Dead Equity Crippling Your Company?


Choe opted to forgo a cash payment “in the thousands” for the equity equivalent at the time. Anticipating and Avoiding the Dead-Equity Pitfalls.

11/29/2014 - Superfund Equities Report


11/29/2014 - Superfund Equities Report - The fund sold F (Ford) and piled up on TASR (Taser), SWHC (Smith & Wesson), ZNGA (Zynga) and ABR (Arbor REIT) Citi Group''s Index unit is for sale - LINK OPEC''s meeting in Vienna this week shook the oil markets. West Texas Intermediate is at: $66.15