How Do Stock Options Work?
A stock option is a contract that allows a person to purchase a number of shares of stock at a fixed price. Learn how employee stock options work.
Startup Stock Options: A Simple Guide for Founders and Employees
Startup stock options work similarly to employee stock options at other types of companies. But startups move quickly, and so can the value of your options.
What Is a 409A Valuation? A Guide for Startup Founders
A 409A valuation is an appraisal of a private company’s fair market value (FMV). It determines the price of stock options offered to employees. Learn more.
What Is Fair Market Value (FMV) and Why Does It Matter?
The fair market value of a private company’s stock is how much one share of that stock would be worth on the open market. Learn more about how FMV works.
What Are Common Vesting Schedules?
A four-year vesting schedule with a one-year cliff is the most common vesting schedule, but other options may make sense for your startup. Learn more.
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