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.
Q: In modeling out an early-stage deal, do you think it would be reasonable to start with a 20% option pool (Round A) and then plan to refresh that on subsequent rounds (ie, make an assumption about having key hires in place by round C or B)? Or should we just allow that option pool […]
Q: In our startup we have 4 founders, two of whom are not full time. We’ve all put in a good sum of cash thus far. The two founders with the least equity happen to be the two tech founders. Some of us feel that we made a mistake when allocating shares in the beginning […]
Q: I thought i’d ping you on your thoughts regarding the non-cash compensation for key executives in strategic plays that aren’t strictly early-stage.. as an example, how would you structure your framework in providing equity comp to key executives in strategies involving turnarounds, consolidations and roll-ups etc. A: (Brad): Equity comp for turnarounds / consultations […]
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