8 Questions to Ask About Startup Equity Before Accepting the Job

Posted by Dan Eyman | February 19th, 2017 | No responses

Ask These Questions Before You Accept the Offer What percentage of the company's equity do the options represent? The number of shares granted really don't matter if you don't know the denominator, i.e. the total number of shares. Don't think in terms of number of shares or the valuation of shares [...]

5 Common Misconceptions About 409A Valuation

Posted by Dan Eyman | October 24th, 2016 | No responses

Here we wanted to give five common misconceptions about 409A valuation that we often get when talking to those involved with privately held businesses. 1. The 409A Valuation Could Impact the Next Round of Financing. I have had countless conversations with early stage founders, particularly those going through a 409A [...]

How Much Should a Startup Founder Pay Herself?

Posted by Dan Eyman | September 10th, 2015 | No responses

Founders sometimes ask what to pay themselves once they have raised money or at least be able to tell a prospective investor what they plan on paying them selves post-investment. Obviously in the very early stages this is a non issues as founders are often bootstrapping and/or working while trying […]

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