There remains a high expectation on the part of your best employees that they will one day share in the runaway success of your firm through stock options. Your chances for attracting and retaining the top tier people you need for success are much better with some up front equity budgeting by founders and careful annual thinking about the equity pool you’ll need going forward for both new hires and merit-based awards to existing key contributors.
Authored by TechCXO’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner Kent Elmer, you’ll learn:
– The size of the initial option pool
– The importance of building an equity incentive plan reserve
– How to budget for equity
– Sample equity grants
– Key differences between stock option plans; stock grants; and stock purchase plans.