Hello Startup Community!
Here's the latest on startup equity for individual founders, executives and employees.
Negotiating Change of Control Protections for Unvested Shares. See my newest post on the four categories of change of control terms, from the worst of the worst - cancellation plans - to the best of the best - single trigger acceleration. It also provides current market info on which terms executives, employees and founders can reasonably expect to negotiate in their offers.
Liquidation Preferences Make the News. FanDuel's $465 million acquisition deal reported by Legal Sports Report shows the power of liquidation preferences. Ordinary shares will receive $0 in the deal because of preferred shares' $543 million liquidation preference. See this post for more info on liquidation preferences and this post on how startup executives consider these in negotiating their offers.
New Videos! Check out new videos on:
- Founder Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
- Negotiating the Right Startup Offer
- Negotiating Early Stage Equity Offers
- Exercise Price Basics for Startup Stock Options
- Tax Deferred Option Exercise under Section 83(i)
- Startup Valuation
Stock Option Counsel, P.C. - Legal Services for Individuals. Thank you for your enthusiasm for my practice and for the Stock Option Counsel Blog! I will continue to send quarterly updates on important topics in the market for startup equity for individual founders, executives and employees. Please keep in touch.
Mary Russell | Attorney and Founder
Stock Option Counsel, P.C. | Legal Services for Individuals
Stock Option Counsel, P.C. - Legal Services for Individuals. Attorney Mary Russell counsels individuals on equity grants, executive compensation design, employment agreements and acquisition terms. She also counsels founders on their personal interests at incorporation, financings and exit events. Please see this FAQ about her services or contact her at (650) 326-3412 or by email.