When the founder becomes the story

3:16 pm PST • February 17, 2022

A year ago, few knew the brand Bolt, a checkout technology company that was founded in 2014, nor its founder, Ryan Breslow, a seemingly archetypal Silicon Valley type: smart, strong-willed…

When the founder becomes the story

Record public exit activity is good news for founders and investors, but what about the employees who were granted stock options in those companies?

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report

Leaders need to get better at understanding and articulating not just why equity is important but also how it’s determined.

A startup founder’s guide to allocating equity grants

In today’s cash rich environment, options are more valuable than cash. Founders have many guides on how to raise money, but not enough has been written about how to protect…

A founder’s guide to effectively managing your options pool

When the time is right, employees should actively look for help from a qualified fiduciary financial adviser who can walk these could-be “options millionaires” through various cash-in scenarios.

You can’t afford to make poor decisions about incentive stock options

The best way you can get ahead is just by understanding how your stock options work, being prepared, and knowing what questions to ask your tax or financial professionals.

Here are 3 things you should do with your stock options

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When I talk to entrepreneurs in other countries– whether they are other Western countries like the France or England or developing countries like Brazil and India– the biggest reason they…

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