News and Articles About Equity
To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.
While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.
A strong equity position supports the notion that the owner is likely to protect the investment and repay borrowed funds.
Clear expectations and earning equity for results make sharing ownership in the company a brilliant deal for everyone.
Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
How you pay your vendors can impact the service you receive.
Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
Sell too little, and you lack the resources to grow. Sell too much, and you lose control.
Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
Entrepreneurs considering a startup program should do some legwork.
For companies that have received outside funding and are looking to scale, determining employee compensation can be a challenge. Here we offer a few pointers on how to get it done right.
An insider's take on what you need to know about vesting provisions in venture capital deals.
When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
Our ASK expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about finding a co-founder and managing the relationship.
See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
One of Shark Tank's first entrepreneurs, Tiffany Krumins, talks about dealing with cancer, giving up half of her equity, and the challenges of getting her product made in the U.S.
Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
Should you raise money for your company a little bit at a time?
Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.
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