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Don’t Accept Stock Options Without Considering These 11 Things

(1)  Seek percentages, not figures. Understanding what percentage of the company you own is usually the threshold question. That means knowing both the number of authorized shares, as well as the actual number that’s been issued to date. Having those figures will allow you to see the forest; without those numbers, all you can see […]

Tips To Determine The Amount Of Stock To Authorize and Issue To Founders

You want to ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your company’s growth. Since authorized stock is the legal limit on the number of shares an organization is allowed to issue, remaining nimble enough to include future investors means authorizing enough at incorporation. What exactly is “enough” is an unknown for any startup; however, to avoid future […]