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CMO CTO COO Equity and Compensation


To find the equity numbers that were relevant for the particular person here, I went back through my prior post and looked at Wilson Sonsini and DFJ Gotham Ventures The Option Pool Shuffle Employee Equity How Much How much equity for investors and employees? Quick & Dirty How-To: Employee Stock Option Allocations

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Introducing the Cap Table and Hiring the CTO

Feld Thoughts

As first time entrepreneurs they did not create an employee options pool; we’ll fix that in a little while. They come up with two options: Hire Praveena as an employee and offer her stock options. If the full pool were to be given out, the dilution is fairly significant to the founders.

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Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Both Sides of the Table

I’m not sure I really even need to write this at length because Nivi absolutely nailed the topic in his article “ The Option Pool Shuffle.&#. When I went to raise money in 2006 I thought I knew every term in a term sheet but somehow I still got a bit duped by the option pool shuffle. No option pool shuffle.

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Option Pools and VC Negotiations

Rob Go

In my last post about raising seed vs. jumping straight to A, I received a good comment from Chris Woods that my analysis neglected to include the impact of option pools that are created at each financing round. Essentially, the new investor wants there to be a certain % of options available to employees after they invest.

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The Option Pool Shuffle

SUPPORTED BY Products Archives @venturehacks Books AngelList About RSS The Option Pool Shuffle by Nivi on April 10th, 2007 “Follow the money card!&# – The Inside Man, Three-Card Shuffle Summary: Don’t let your investors determine the size of the option pool for you. Don’t lose this game. share to $1.00/share:

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What to expect before accepting the offer to become Engineer #1 at a startup

The Next Web

Startup employees are granted common shares out of something called an option pool. It is typical for employees to vest their options over four years with a one year cliff, which means a new hire must stay on the company for at least one year to see any shares. What’s everyone else getting?

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Remind Me Why I Love You? (Why “In Person” is Everything)

Both Sides of the Table

I also had to negotiate a follow-on round at a portfolio company because new investors were trying to force a bit option-pool top-up that would dilute the founders and existing shareholders and existing investors were fighting over prorata rights. Wednesday I have 4 companies coming in to talk about their companies.