Dave Naffzinger – VP at Judy’s Book and previously a co-founder of Quova has started a series of posts on stock options. His first one is titled Startup Stock Options: ISOs vs. NSOs. Excellent stuff if you are an entrepreneur.
Q: I work at a startup in the valley, and I’m wondering what happens to unvested shares in the event of acquisition? I.e., should I expect that they are canceled, accelerated, or stay on the same vesting timeline? A: (Jason) The answer is “all of the above.” Any of these are potential outcomes in an […]
Jason and I welcome Matt McCall from DFJ Portage as today’s guest VC blogger. We sent Matt one of our backlog questions – his response is below. Matt also posted it on his excellent blog under the title How VC’s Determine % Ownership Thresholds. Question: What’s a completely generic range of equity a VC typically […]
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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