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How To Maximize The Value Of Your Startup Company’s Stock

By Martin at May 19, 2015 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

How To Maximize The Value Of Your Startup Company’s Stock

When an entrepreneur first incorporates his or her business, he or she may find him or herself the proud owner of 10 million shares of common stock, commonly called founder’s shares. It’s disconcerting for most to realize that these shares are initially worth nothing, and the challenge is to get that value up as quickly as possible, without losing it just as quickly more...

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How many shares should you ask for(equity compensation) when you join a startup?

By Martin at July 25, 2011 | 8:47 am | 0 Comment

How many shares should you ask for(equity compensation) when you join a startup?

Wouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky people who joined Google and Microsoft when these were startups, and now be a multi-millionaire? So people ask me “How many shares should I ask for when I join a startup today?” In reality, the number of shares doesn’t mean anything – it’s your percent of the total that you need to negotiate. For example, 200,000 more...

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