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.
Scott Belsky has a great post up titled Don’t Get Trampled: The Puzzle For “Unicorn” Employees. In it, he’s got a bunch of questions, along with detailed discussion, that you should ask your potential employer if you are considering a job at a unicorn (company with > $1b private valuation.) His suggestion is to strongly “audit your […]
Dave Naffzinger’s post – Startup Stock Options: Should you Exercise your Options? is a must read post for anyone that has been granted a stock options. I’ve worked with Dave in two companies and he’s a star. This post is dynamite and while it doesn’t tell you a specific answer (there never is a "correct […]
Rick Segal has today’s VC Post of the Day with his excellent post A Fatal Paper Cut. Rick tells the story of the death of a promising young startup as a result of a messy early capital structure that wasn’t managed correctly from the beginning. In due diligence, the VC chickened out and the company […]
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