How Do I Value My Startup Equity?

Thanks to all who joined us for the startup equity event on March 14. One of the key questions we heard was: How do I value my startup equity?

Here's some links to great content on valuing startup equity. We hope you will add your insights, more links and your comments below.

Calculating percentage ownership and understanding fully diluted capital, #1-2 of The 14 Crucial Questions About Stock Options, Andy Rachleff, the Wealthfront Blog

How to value an offer, Right to Value How-To, Stock Option Counsel Blog

How to use the company's VC valuation to evaluate your equity offer, Video, Stock Option Counsel Blog

How to calculate the future value of your equity by estimating dilution and valuation, John Greathouse's Blog

How to ask about valuation, #11-13 of The 14 Crucial Questions About Stock Options, Andy Rachleff, the Wealthfront Blog

How preferred stock rights make common stock less valuable, Stock Option Counsel Blog

Knowing your market rate with regards to startup equity, #3-4 of The 14 Crucial Questions About Stock Options, Andy Rachleff, the Wealthfront Blog

How to know how much is enough equity for a pre-Series A startup, Stock Option Counsel Blog

Four factors of how startups decide your salary and equity Mary Russell & Boris Esptein on the Stock Option Counsel Blog

Four factors of how startup decide your equity offer VIDEO Mary Russell & Boris Esptein on the Stock Option Counsel Blog

Negotiating Compensation An Engineer's Guide to Silicon Valley Startups

How Does Vesting Work for Startup Equity?

Thanks to all who joined us for the startup equity event on March 14. One of the key questions we heard was: How Does Vesting Work for Startup Equity?

Here's some links to great content on vesting of startup equity. We hope you will add your insights, more links and your comments below.

Acceleration upon change of control, Gil Silberman on Quora

When acceleration upon change of control does not make sense, Gil Silberman on Quora

What is vesting; what is acceleration upon change of control? #5 & #8 of 14 Crucial Questions about Stock Options, Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront Blog

Does my vesting make sense? Stock Option Counsel Blog

Do I Own My Vested Shares When I Leave My Startup?

Thanks to all who joined us for the startup equity event on March 14. One of the key questions we heard was: Do I Own My Vested Shares When I Leave My Startup?

The quick answer is yes, you should. However, some startups are adding language to their documents that allow the company to repurchase vested shares when you leave at a discounted price. 

Here's some links to great content on identifying this in your documents and suggestions for avoiding startup equity with these repurchase rights for vested shares. We hope you will add your insights, more links and your comments below.

Why you should never accept shares that can be repurchased at FMV, Venture Hacks Blog

Can the company take back my vested shares if I leave?, #6 of The 14 Crucial Questions About Stock Options, Andy Rachleff, the Wealthfront Blog

How Skype's repurchase rights gave certain employees $0 of $8.5 billion acquisition payouts, Felix Salmon on Reuters Blog

How Can I Understand Startup Equity Tax Breaks & Traps?

Thanks to all who joined us for the startup equity event on March 14. One of the key questions we heard was: How Can I Understand Startup Equity Tax Breaks and Traps?

Here's some links to great content on tax breaks and traps for startup equity. We hope you will add your insights, more links and your comments below.

Three Ways to Avoid Tax Problems When You Exercise Options, Bob Guenley, Wealthfront Blog

Ensuring company compliance with tax rules - and your tax rights - when negotiating an offer, #9-10 of 14 Crucial Questions About Stock Options, Andy Rachleff on the Wealthfront Blog

Incentive stock options, Michael Gray, CPA

Non-qualified employee stock options Michael Gray, CPA