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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. VC & Technology

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.

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

The data is a bit tough to deal with via a post, so I've shared it two ways: You can find a PDF with some analysis at: CTO Equity Compensation PDF.

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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.

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.

How To Allocate Founder and Employee Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It never makes sense to give anyone equity without vesting. The thing I love the most about Joel's post is he throws darts into a lot of conventional wisdom about founder equity allocation. particularly like his notion that the person with the idea should not command a premium on equity allocation.

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

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

SoCal CTO

And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? Understand where they were in terms of being able to pay or was this equity-only (sweat equity only). And he was still in the process of raising additional capital, so it was equity only. There are cases where I will do equity-only deals.

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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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. Otherwise life gets very difficult.

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.

The Right Way to Grant Equity to Your Employees

Redeye VC

He also teaches courses on technology entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business. is the virtually universal practice among tech companies of distributing meaningful equity (usually in the form of stock options) to ordinary employees. Andy Rachleff is President and CEO of Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor.

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt?

techcrunch.com

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt? Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech.

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get?

techcrunch.com

Free Startup Docs: How Much Equity Should Advisors Get? Tags: founder-institute , Startups , equity Sponsored Ads. Startups. Mobile.

What is Sweat Equity Worth?

www.entrepreneur.com

Technology Technology Home Online Business Tools Security Phones & Mobile Gadgets Tech Tips Technology The Future of Facebook -- Streaming Live Now. What is Sweat Equity Worth? Determining how to value sweat equity is key when negotiating with investors and employees. Business & Small Business. Comment.

Adapt or Die: The New Technology Landscape

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Innovation and access to seed capital is making it easier than ever to start a technology company. How did we get here so quickly?

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?

The Real Cost of Raising Money Through Equity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business finance runs along a continuum where the lowest cost of capital is a loan and the highest cost of capital is equity.

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

Nathan Hurst

Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC.

Rise Of Equity Crowdfunding To Boost Industry

ArcticStartup

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.

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Is Dead Equity Crippling Your Company?

Altgate

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

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

mashable.com

“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?

Noam Wasserman

Dead equityequity held by employees and founders no longer working at the company — is a large and growing problem.

More on Adjusting to the Great Reset

Non-Linear Growth

Growth Equity Markets Venture Capital fear great reset greed growth equity risk technology valuationsMy post on Adjusting to the Great Reset was something that has been brewing in my head for a while. I was pleased then when Luke Norris , CEO of Faction asked me to go deeper.

Government Grants Cost No Equity, But are Not Free

Startup Professionals Musings

grant is not an equity investment, so the entrepreneur doesn’t have to give up a stake in the company either. Professional help costs money.

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“Why give up that much equity for an amount we could raise other ways?:” SMB Tech Talk from ArtJamz

Hunter Walker

HW: What’s a problem you wish a technology startup could solve for you? Hunter Walk: Can you share the founding story of ArtJamz ?

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The Right Way to Grant Equity to Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The equity culture among young technology companies is almost universal. Here''s how you can. To continue reading, click here

“Why give up that much equity for an amount we could raise other ways?:” SMB Tech Talk from ArtJamz

Hunter Walker

HW: What’s a problem you wish a technology startup could solve for you? Hunter Walk: Can you share the founding story of ArtJamz ?

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Private Equity Investing: Secrets of Doing it Right (Part I)

Growthink Blog

Well, in most forms of angel and early-stage private equity investing, these breakdowns flow from a misunderstanding of the power and nature of outliers. Simply put, global technological inter-connectedness drives the winning business models to heights never seen before … …and because of this, there are a lot fewer of them. read more.

Is Dead Equity Crippling Your Company?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Dead equity -- equity held by employees and founders no longer working at the company -- is a large and growing problem. million.

How Do Angel Investors Make Decisions?

Early Growth Financial Services

They’ll want to know what’s unique about your IP and … Continue reading → Investment Capital: Equity / Debt / VC Funding

Roundup Of Equity Crowdfunding Projects In The Nordics

ArcticStartup

However you could also consider thinking long-term and invest into companies that actually make those things in return for equity.

How Startups are Disrupting Financial Technology

David Teten

spoke on a panel about Disruptive Financial Technology.   You can read a summary on  Currency of Ideas , and I’ve attached the video below.

Experiment and Scandal

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Science VC & TechnologyWe are living in a time of great experiments. They are not happening in the lab. They are happening in the real world. And they are being financed by real people. We are witnessing the de-institutionalization of experimentation. We are returning to a time when anyone can be an inventor and innovator. We talk it up.

The Carlota Perez Framework

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

VC & Technology I was reading William’s post on the potential crash in the Bitcoin sector this morning and I thought of Carlota Perez.

Conference Notes on Sourcing Deal Flow & Developing New Business for Private Equity

David Teten

I enjoyed participating in last week’s Capital Roundtable Private Equity Masterclass on “ Best Practices for Sourcing Quality Deal Flow & Developing New Business ” (May 26 th , 2011). Glickman, Resilience Capital Partners LLC Luke Johnson, Platinum Equity LLC Robert B. View more presentations. Richard J. Robert P.

The Simple Formal Beginnings Of Feld Technologies

Feld Thoughts

My first business partner, Dave Jilk, emailed me our original partnership agreement for Feld Technologies. short letter agreement specifying the equity splits and the boilerplate legal docs were the only legal docs we had until we sold the company in 1993. It’s one page. We incorporated a month later as an S-Corp. Keep it simple.

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking

Steve Blank

Risk capital takes equity (stock ownership) in your company instead of debt (loans) in exchange for cash. Technology Venture Capital

Nordic Equity Crowdfunding Raised More Than €2.5 Million And A List Of Companies To Invest Into

ArcticStartup

If you are still not on the wave of equity crowdfunding, then here is your chance to get acquainted with the possibilities in the region. Right?

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