Understanding Stock Options

YoungUpstarts

In today’s start-up culture, it’s common for companies to offer employees the opportunity to own stock in the business. While most folks know the basic benefits of receiving stock, many employees are taken off guard by the tax implications that follow. Incentive Stock Option (ISO).

How Much Stock Would Convince You To Join A Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

Many employees forget that there isn’t even a market for startup stock, until after the company has gone public, which hasn’t happened positively to many companies in the last few years. Your compensation is the total package of stock plus salary plus benefits.

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Stock Trading – What You Ought To Know To Get Going

YoungUpstarts

Finding out how to start stock trading doesn’t need to be challenging or daunting. You can discover ways to make investments in the stock exchange with some information about how trading markets work, the sorts of stocks and shares you can find, and the most effective ways to use.

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Penny Stocks And The Profit Potential

YoungUpstarts

And those with enough savvy can take advantage of penny stocks in the drive for financial independence. As far as day traders are concerned, penny stocks can be great vehicles for profits or an unnecessary risk. That means stocks that are priced between $2 and $10 per share.

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I Am Not My Stock Price

Feld Thoughts

If you are an founder or employee of a public company, repeat after me: “ I am not my stock price.” It’s easily to get bummed out when your stock price drops. If you look at the stock price every day the market is open, you’ll look at it about 250 times a year.

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How to Optimize Out of Stock Product Pages

ConversionXL

What happens when ecommerce sites run out of stock? But First… How Sites Usually Deal with Out of Stock Product Pages. Great, now just add it to… wait, it’s out of stock?! How you handle out of stock product pages will impact your organic rankings as well.

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5 Ways Stock Art Is Killing Your Small Business Brand

YoungUpstarts

So why on earth would you consider using stock art or stock images to represent your brand? “It’s And, when you consider the lawsuits you may face if you use stock art improperly… it may not be so cheap and convenient after all. Generic Stock Art Steals Your Brand’s Voice.

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Founder’s Stock Is Gold, If You Know The Rules

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In reality, so-called “Founder’s” shares are simply common stock, issued at the time of startup incorporation, for a very low price, and normally allocated to the multiple initial players commensurate with their investment or role. Stock dilution control.

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Who are stock certificates issued to and when?

Ask The VC

Q: We are a Delaware C Corp registered as a Foreign Entity in Colorado our home state and we need to figure out the answers to the following questions with regards to stock certificates. If you buy the stock, you get the certificates.

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How To Earn The Most With Penny Stocks

YoungUpstarts

Stock market has always flourished over the years and that is the reason why more and more people are shifting to invest their money in stock than on term deposits. One of the easiest ways to achieve success in the stock market is by trading on penny stocks.

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How Valuable Are Stock Options Offered By A Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

Many employees forget that there isn’t even a market for startup stock, until after the company has gone public, which hasn’t happened positively to many companies in the last few years. Your compensation is the total package of stock plus salary plus benefits.

8 Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your Startup Stock

Startup Professionals Musings

When an entrepreneur first incorporates his or her business, he or she may find him or herself the proud owner of 10 million shares of common stock, commonly called founder’s shares. Make sure the government waits for a stock sale to collect taxes. This is called stock dilution control.

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Sideways Startups: Donating Private Stock

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Donations of private stock enable investors, founders and employees to support charitable causes and contribute to the community while receiving simultaneous benefits in the form of substantial cash savings from reduced taxes as well as bypassing capital gains taxes. In some cases, this can represent a form of “partial liquidity” for otherwise illiquid stock. At a simple level, you can deduct up to 30% of your annual adjusted gross income for the value of a stock donation.

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Startup Stock Options Are Not Reliable Compensation

Startup Professionals Musings

Many employees forget that there isn’t even a market for stock, until after the company has gone public, which hasn’t happened positively to many companies in the last few years. Thus, stock doesn’t “pay the mortgage” today, so to speak.

Uncommon Stock – The First Book From FG Press

Feld Thoughts

Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 That’s what we are doing with Uncommon Stock and startup fiction. We’ve used Uncommon Stock as the alpha test for our process and have improved a lot of things. Grab your copy of Uncommon Stock: 1.0.

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Founder’s Stock Is Gold, If You Know The Rules

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, so-called “Founder’s” shares are simply common stock, issued at the time of startup incorporation, for a very low price, and normally allocated to the multiple initial players commensurate with their investment or role. Stock dilution control.

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This Blogger Couldn't Find Stock Images of People of Color. Now She's Changing the Faces of Stock Photography

Inc Startups

Karen Okonkwo and Joshua Kissi's Tonl aims to bring people of color to the forefront ofthe stock photography industry, one shutter click at a time.

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How Many Startup Stock Options are Enough?

Startup Professionals Musings

Many employees forget that there isn’t even a market for stock, until after the company has gone public, which hasn’t happened positively to many companies in the last few years. Thus, stock doesn’t “pay the mortgage” today, so to speak.

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Inc Startups

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading. Money

Worthless Stock Certificates

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Longtime readers know that I'm a bit obsessed with worthless stock certificates. I came across a big stack of worthless stock certificates from the Flatiron Partners portfolio and thought I'd share one of them with all of you.

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5 Ways Stock Art Is Killing Your Small Business Brand

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His business used stock art… Your brand should be like a fingerprint – completely unique and associated with your business only. Marketing and branding Small business Start ups branding copyright law design logo design stock art stock photographyOh no!

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All You Need To Know About Stock Trading

YoungUpstarts

Stock trading is a very interesting business. There are certain things one has to know before jumping into the stock market. Listed below are some of them: Stocks are more than just paper. There are different kinds of stocks. Stock prices are related to earnings.

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Should founders get Stock Options?

StartupCFO

Founders often ask me whether they should be asking for stock options in their own company. The post Should founders get Stock Options? Image Source: [link]. Some of them feel sheepish for asking. Some feel entitled.

Founder Restricted Stock 101

Early Growth Financial Services

By Sean Greaney: sgreaney@stubbsalderton.com Originally published on Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Sean Greaney, attorney with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP gives an informative introduction to Restricted Stock for startup companies. What is founder restricted stock? Founder restricted stock refers to shares of common stock that are owned by a founder but are subject to forfeiture upon the occurrence of certain contractually agreed upon events.

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Qualified Small Business Stock

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Let's start with the definition of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS). From this excellent post on the AICPA website : To qualify as QSBS, the stock must be: Issued by a domestic C corporation with no more than $50 million of gross assets at the time of issuance; Issued by a corporation that uses at least 80% of its assets (by value) in an active trade or business, other than in certain personal services and types of businesses described in more detail below; Issued after Aug.

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TradeHero – Making And Following Stock Market Champions

YoungUpstarts

Does stock trading scare the bejeezus out of you? Well, it should – you can literally bet the farm on stocks and lose it within minutes. Feature Story mobile app mobile game online platform Singapore stock investment stock trading TradeHero

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Introducing The Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE)

Startup Lessons Learned

We call this new company The Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE). Can you believe it's almost five years since The Lean Startup was published? As I've traveled the globe these past five years, a very common question I get asked is: when are you doing another startup?

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Advisor Stock Option Grants

The Startup Lawyer

Stock Options One asset that startups should consider taking advantage of is advisors. Luckily for startups, advisors are prevalent and can be readily found through incubators, networking and/or personal contacts. The best advisors are in it to pay it forward or give back to the startup community. If you want to take a very informal advisor relationship […].

Expert Advice: Forget Stock Price

Inc Startups

Look closely to find the real marks of post-IPO success. Founders 10

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4 Hot Growth Stocks To Keep An Eye On In 2017

YoungUpstarts

Growth stocks provide the ideal opportunity as they see earnings and revenues rise at above-average speed. One risk of investing in growth stocks is that future potential is considered instead of current operations. Which growth stocks are you eyeing for 2017?

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How William Hill's Leader Helped Stock Surge Despite Falling Profits

Inc Startups

Bookmaker William Hill reported down profits for 1st half 2017, but that didn't put a damper on the stock.

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A Different Approach to Refreshing Stock Option Grants

Feld Thoughts

I’ve never really understood why the majority of stock option refresh grants are stacked grants mid-way through the granting process. Entrepreneurship equity grants stock options vestingEvery year in December and January I go through the same cycle for all the boards I’m on. It’s the annual bonus, next year bonus plan, option grant refresh cycle.

How Often Do Employees Of VC-backed Startups Get Stock Options?

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Question: How often do venture-backed start-up employees (let’s say non-executives) get stock option grants? Equity employees equity stock optionsBesides the initial grant when they start, how often do “re-up” grants come? Should they be expected after further funding rounds? After significant accomplishments/promotions? Never? The short answer, at least in the US, is “most of the time.”

Startup Stock Exchange – Buy And Sell Startup Shares

YoungUpstarts

Well, you may want to check out Startup Stock Exchange then. So unlike Kiva or Kickstarter, for Startup Stock Exchange you actually own a piece of the company you invest in. It’ll be interesting to see what your Startup Stock Exchange portfolio looks like!

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Could These Two Upcoming Events Crush Snap's Stock?

Inc Startups

Two upcoming events might make it even harder for its stock to climb. Snap Inc., creator of Snapchat, has had a turbulent ride as a public company. Social Media Toolkit

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CEO Jack Dorsey Buys $7 Million Worth of Twitter Stock

Inc Startups

The founder of the struggling social network has more faith in the tech stock than many investors these days

Elon Musk Just Predicted Exactly When Tesla Stock Will Rebound

Inc Startups

The Tesla founder tweeted on Sunday that short-sellers don't have much time before their gamble 'explodes.'.

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How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Even with an agreed initial equity split, it’s smart to have founder’s stock actually issued or vested over a period of at least two years, on a month-by-month basis. Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two.

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Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founders

The Startup Lawyer

A startup founder’s desire to hold equity better than plain-vanilla common stock isn’t new. Several years ago, Series FF stock for founders was all the rage when it came to founder liquidity at subsequent financing rounds. We implemented Series FF for a handful of clients back then but we haven’t done so recently. In the past couple years, we’ve … Continue reading → Incorporation

Why should different stock classes in a startup be created?

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As an example, let’s say that I invest $100,000 into Company X and receive 10% of the company’s stock in exchange for my investment. So it would seem on the surface that I contributed $100,000 and you as the founder contributed $900,000, so we should therefore both just get a proportionate number of shares of the same kind of stock, right? THEN, anything left over (in this case it would be $400,000) goes to you (who own what is called “Common” stock).

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