When the founder becomes the story

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 and a colle

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report

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

A startup founder’s guide to allocating equity grants

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

A founder’s guide to effectively managing your options pool

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 your startup’s option p

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

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.

Here are 3 things you should do with your 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.

Amidst Robinhood’s planned service changes, a tension between growth and safety

For a startup valued north of $8 billion, Robinhood's investors are betting that it will quickly scale as a business, something the famous unicorn appears to be doing in recent quarters and years.

How to protect your equity if you’ve been furloughed or laid off

Those who have a good understanding of equity may be positioned for a big payday down the line.

Is the Valley Falling out of Love with Options?

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