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 [...]

Rights & Preferences: The Liquidation Preference

Posted by Dan Eyman | December 4th, 2015 | No responses

The liquidation preference is the key differentiating factor between the common and preferred share. The liquidation preference gives the preferred shareholder, typically a venture capitalist, the first priority to any proceeds upon a liquidation of the company. A pause here to understand the difference between a liquidation event and a […]

Convertibles with a KISS

Posted by Dan Eyman | June 13th, 2015 | No responses

A lot of entrepreneurs have heard of convertible notes, which is a form of debt instrument, they have there problems. Mark Suster documented them here and James Geshwiler talked more recently about them here. So what is an early stage founder supposed to do? I would suggest using the open source documents […]

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