Dave Naffzinger – VP at Judy’s Book and previously a co-founder of Quova has started a series of posts on stock options. His first one is titled Startup Stock Options: ISOs vs. NSOs. Excellent stuff if you are an entrepreneur.
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 […]
Jason and I welcome Matt McCall from DFJ Portage as today’s guest VC blogger. We sent Matt one of our backlog questions – his response is below. Matt also posted it on his excellent blog under the title How VC’s Determine % Ownership Thresholds. Question: What’s a completely generic range of equity a VC typically […]
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