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Equity

Finance

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

An insider's take on what you need to know about vesting provisions in venture capital deals.
Growth Strategies

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

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.
Starting a Business

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
Ready For Anything

How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

Our ASK expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about finding a co-founder and managing the relationship.
Finance

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
Starting a Business

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
Starting a Business

One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

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.
Finance

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
Finance

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
Finance

Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?

Should you raise money for your company a little bit at a time?
Finance

The Right Fit

Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.
Finance

Equity Vs. Sub-Debt Financing

Do you need capital to expand your business? These tips will help you determine which of these two types of financing is right for you.