How to strategically manage your startup advisor’s compensation

The best founders often attribute their success to a deep bench of mentors and advisers, but how do founders compensate these core parts of their network?

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.

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.

Tesla’s newest board member has a long stance against short selling

Tesla has added Hiromichi Mizuno as a new member to its board of directors and audit committee — the former chief investment officer of Japan’s $1.5 trillion pension fund and a longtime oppone

What founders need to know about pro rata rights

In the context of a term sheet, pro rata rights (or pro rata) govern whether investors may continue to invest in subsequent rounds of funding in proportion with their ownership...

Senate plans disastrous tax on vesting that could kill stock compensation

A proposed tax that charges people as their startup equity vests instead of when they cash it out and actually have money to pay the taxes could wreck how tech companies recruit talent. And the indust