Employee Equity Compensation
Equity is a big part of startup employee compensation. Learn the differences between ISOs and NSOs, RSUs vs. SARs, equity vesting, acceleration, and more.
409A valuations are independent appraisals of a startup's common stock. Startups should use an independent, outside valuation firm to get a 409A valuation before offering stock options to employees to avoid fines and legal issues with the IRS.
Issuing equity to employees in an LLC can be complex and require tax advice. Many startups prefer to incorporate as C Corporations because the process for issuing equity to employees is much simpler.
Learn why you should file your 83 (b) election when purchasing your founders shares in your startup. Topics covered include tax implications, filing deadlines, and the process to complete the 83(b) election filing with the IRS.
Trigger accelerations are often a hotly debated topic (especially in companies acquired by VCs) as any outstanding equity will impact the value of shares of the purchase price.
Startups that allow the early exercise of stock options help minimize their employees’ tax liabilities and increase the return on common stockholder equity.
Just getting your startup incorporated? Find out how to price your company's common shares and learn how the fair market value (FMV) of common shares changes as your company grows.
Should you grant your startup employees their stock options as ISO or NSO? Why do most early stage companies grant their employees equity options in the form of ISO instead of NSO? The answer: ISO have special tax advantages.