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Managing Early Equity

May 17 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Be fair, protect your company, reward your teammates, and don’t screw up your cap table

How you issue equity to your founding team and early service providers (advisors, contractors) sets the foundation for all future negotiations around ownership. Making sure you use the right grants, appropriate amounts, and the right terms is important to ensure you understand the company’s ownership and compensate your team fairly. There are also important personal tax incentives you don’t want to miss out on. In this session we’ll cover everything you need to nail your early equity distribution.

We’ll be discussing topics like

  • How to split equity across the founding team
  • When to grant common stock or options
  • What are important filings you need to take care of when you grant stock
  • What are common vesting schedules and for which kinds of roles