Please Educate Your Startup Team About Equity

Please Educate Your Startup Team About Equity

Guest author Rob Leathern was the founder of Optimal. Please Educate Your Startup Team About Equity I believe that the uncertainty around stock options and equity at startups often works unfairly—to the company’s benefit.  As founders and CEOs, we don’t create a safe environment for very smart, technical people to not get embarrassed asking what […]

For Nontechnical Hires, How Much Stock Is Enough?

For Nontechnical Hires, How Much Stock Is Enough?

Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council. In an early-stage startup, you may not have much in the way of cash to offer new hires. While you’ll often hear advice about how to structure equity for technical hires, deciding how to compensate other key hires—from cofounders to sales staff—isn’t as […]