A Private Company

Find industry best practices, emerging trends, and tried and true techniques to manage all your equity needs at a private company.

  • Key Points Companies May Consider When Drafting an Employee Stock Option Plan

    Key Points Companies May Consider When Drafting an Employee Stock Option Plan

    Learn about employee stock option plans. From the benefits to how to set up an employee stock option plan.

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  • 7 Ways to Educate New Hires about Employee Equity Compensation

    7 Ways to Educate New Hires about Employee Equity Compensation

    Discover 7 ways to educate employees about equity compensation and understand equity ownership.

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  • How to Navigate Equity Compensation Growing Pains

    How to Navigate Equity Compensation Growing Pains

    Discover what equity compensation is and how your company can navigate equity compensation plans over growth.

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  • Boosting Employee Share Plan(s) Engagement With Your Communications

    Boosting Employee Share Plan(s) Engagement With Your Communications

    See communication tips to boost employee share plan engagement like using a share plan administration software.

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  • Shareworks Solutions for Private Companies deliver an integrated ecosystem for any stage of your company’s growth.

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  • Five Demographic Trends to Enhance and Evolve Your Equity Plan Now

    Five Demographic Trends to Enhance and Evolve Your Equity Plan Now

    View 5 demographic trends for equity plans to see which gender places higher importance on equity and more.

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  • Our Continued Commitment to Our Customers

    Our Continued Commitment to Our Customers

    During this time of global uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that the Shareworks by Morgan Stanley team is committed to supporting you.

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  • Startup to IPO and Beyond with Shareworks by Morgan Stanley1:50

    Startup to IPO and Beyond with Shareworks by Morgan Stanley

    The Shareworks platform can help you manage your equity, taking you from startup to IPO and beyond.

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  • Granting Equity Globally: What Legal and Finance Need to Know

    Granting Equity Globally: What Legal and Finance Need to Know

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  • Shareworks Helps Global Atlantic Financial Group Meet its Evolving Needs.

    Shareworks Helps Global Atlantic Financial Group Meet its Evolving Needs.

    Creative, dynamic, customized: How automation helped Global Atlantic Financial Group meet its evolving equity compensation needs as a private company.

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  • Gender and Compensation at VC-backed Startups – Where Are We Today?

    Gender and Compensation at VC-backed Startups – Where Are We Today?

    Compensation is the most intimate way a company can interact with its employees. For far too long, compensation managers and committees have operated behind closed doors, keeping pay guidelines...

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  • The Founders Definitive Guide to Startup Equity

    The Founders Definitive Guide to Startup Equity

    There was a time when you had to spend enormous amounts of money hiring lawyers, accountants, and other experts just to create your cap table and analyze potential funding rounds.

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  • Are Direct Public Offerings the Latest Silicon Valley Disruption?

    Are Direct Public Offerings the Latest Silicon Valley Disruption?

    Among this year’s highly anticipated lineup of unicorn public offerings, one stood out from the rest. Following Spotify’s 2018 direct public offering (DPO) success, Slack became the second...

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  • Avoiding the Most Common Cap Table Pitfalls

    Avoiding the Most Common Cap Table Pitfalls

    Equity changes lives. While it may not be the lowest risk path to wealth, building something from nothing can be incredibly rewarding, both in personal satisfaction and financial outcomes. As...

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  • It’s never too soon to prepare for year-end tax reporting

    It’s never too soon to prepare for year-end tax reporting

    With school back in session, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes returning, and year-end tax and reporting creeping up, you’re probably feeling like these events are starting earlier and earlier each year....

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  • Three Ways to Amplify Engagement – Infographic

    Three Ways to Amplify Engagement – Infographic

      Looking for actionable employee communication tips? The communication workflow can be a big challenge for plan administrators, and it can often fall to the bottom of the to-do list. But, when...

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  • 7 Essential Questions to Host Your Own Equity Fireside Chat

    7 Essential Questions to Host Your Own Equity Fireside Chat

        Calling all plan admins. Ready to kick-off Stocktoberfest in your office and promote participant engagement in your equity plan? What better way to get started than with a fireside chat? Our...

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  • Equity Compensation Reporting: A Beginners Guide for Private Companies

    Equity Compensation Reporting: A Beginners Guide for Private Companies

    This handbook contains some basic terminology that individuals responsible for equity compensation reporting should understand in order to properly calculate and report the expense under ASC 718.

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  • The Journey from Startup to IPO

    The Journey from Startup to IPO

    The lifecycle of a private company is evolving. Over the last two decades, the timeline for companies to seek an entry to the public market has doubled from 6 to 12 years. 2019 has seen...

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  • Delivering the Tools to Grow From Seed to IPO

    Delivering the Tools to Grow From Seed to IPO

    As Shareworks continues to invest in products and partnerships to serve our private company clients, we are excited to announce an expansion of our work with the Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE)....

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  • How to Engage Participants at a Private Company

    How to Engage Participants at a Private Company

      Take a look at this scenario: your employer offers a 401k retirement program with a contribution match(also known as free money), but you decide it’s too complicated to take advantage of the...

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  • Shareworks Solutions for Private Companies deliver an integrated ecosystem for any stage of your company’s growth.

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