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 […]
Q: On average, what percentage of a company does the “typical” entrepreneur own by the time of a “successful” exit? Obviously, huge YMMW, but what’s a reasonable expectation, say, assuming two founders, middle-of-the-road terms from investors, two or three rounds of funding, and an acquisition? Or is the range so broad as to be meaningless? […]
(Brad) Dave Naffzinger has another excellent post up on Startup Stock Options titled Vesting Schedules & Acceleration. I’ve written about vesting plenty of times and gotten plenty of comments thanking me for the VC view but suggesting that the entrepreneurs view might be different. Dave is a co-founder and early employee of several companies – […]
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