Dick Costolo (aka Ask the Wizard) has two excellent posts up titled Options Acceleration and Employee Options and Grant Size. If you are granting options or receiving an option grant, these are both excellent posts to read.
(Brad) Dave Naffzinger has another excellent post up on Startup Stock Options titled Vesting Schedules & Acceleration. I’ve written about vesting plenty of times and gotten plenty of comments thanking me for the VC view but suggesting that the entrepreneurs view might be different. Dave is a co-founder and early employee of several companies – […]
Q: When we talk about the equity percentage numbers for those directors and other early participants, are these numbers based on the total number of shares prior to a funding event or does the base share number include those allocated for investors as well? As the shares for future investors are hard to predict, I […]
Q: You’ve discussed the "typical" equity allotments for founders and senior management. But my question is about the perceived and real value (I presume they differ considerably in many cases) of stock options for employees beyond the first few dozen. Do you have any historical perspective on whether options grants really drive wealth creation for […]
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