Equity basics: vesting, cliffs, acceleration, and exits
The Startup Toolkit
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
false As a cheatsheet, the “normal” equity structure is: Founder terms: 4 year vesting, 1 year cliff, for everyone, including you. Advisor terms ( 0.5–2.0% 2.0% ) : 4 year vesting, optional cliff, full acceleration on exit. Getting equity structures right.