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Techstars Equity Back Guarantee

Feld Thoughts

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

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Are You Getting Your Fair Share Of Startup Equity?

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two.

Employee Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Andy was a founding partner at Benchmark and knows his way around a startup cap table. Wealthfront Equity Plan from Wealthfront. Where Andy and I differ a bit is how to calculate how much equity should be granted. It is something literally every startup we work with struggles with. But not by much. This is critical.

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.

How does equity dilution work for startups?


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

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data


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.

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

CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011


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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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

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

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Can A Hoodie Increase Brand Equity?

crowdSPRING Blog

From a brand equity perspective, the purple hoodie was a unique way to acquire 2,000 die-hard brand advocates. Image credit: Twitch. Let them.

Founder's Dilemmas: Equity Splits

Startup Lessons Learned

Setting the early equity split in stone is one of the biggest mistakes founders can make. Having the real facts helps us ask better questions.

Founder's Dilemmas: Equity Splits

Founders Dilemmas: Equity Splits. The following is an exclusive excerpt which sets up a common pitfall regarding equity splits. Contact.

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


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

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

Agile VC

Sometimes co-founders put off the equity split question for some time. Both of these are typically reflected in the founder equity split.

Startup compensation: flat salaries and equity/options work best

The Equity Kicker

Here’s why: Quarterly goal setting is still best practice (now called OKRs ) but linking them to compensation creates a misalignment of objectives – the startup wants big goals, the employee wants achievable goals so he can get his bonus. With those caveats the best structures are flat salaries and a share of the equity.

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies


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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Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data


Of course, as you would suspect, equity percentages dilute based on years in business. Most non-founders have less than 2%.

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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).

The right way to give equity to your employees

The Next Web

As a rule, entrepreneurs are very protective of their equity, and try to keep 100 percent ownership for themselves.  stock, options, warrants).

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. startupsIn perfectly competitive markets, all profit margins tend toward zero.

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

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

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get?

Startups. Startup Battlefield. startups. Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get? Mobile. Gadgets.

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 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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Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data


Of course, as you would suspect, equity percentages dilute based on years in business. Most non-founders have less than 2%.

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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.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers


I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? Understand where they were in terms of being able to pay or was this equity-only (sweat equity only). Go to user groups.

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.

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.

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 founders’ equity and addressing the case where one of the founders provides the initial seed capital for the business.

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. In a startup, dilution happens, and you just need to factor it in.

Financing your business: Debt vs Equity


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

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). News startup financing venture debtassets).

Texas Proposes Equity-based Crowdfunding Rules


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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Equity Compensation at a Startup is a Big Gamble

Startup Professionals Musings

Wouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky people who joined Google and Microsoft when these were startups, and now be a multi-millionaire?

Series AA Equity Financing Documents

Series AA Equity Financing Documents Y Combinator and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are happy toannounce the Series AA Equity Financing Documents.

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.

What Is a SAFE? A Closer Look at The Simple Agreement for Future Equity

Early Growth Financial Services

Convertible debt is a staple in startup funding. Enter the SAFE, or Simple Agreement for Future Equity. SAFEs are not debt instruments It’s right there in the name: Simple Agreement for Future Equity. But sometimes the complexity and costs outweigh the benefits.