A Private Company

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

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Synergy 2020

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Synergy 2020

    Synergy is an event like no other. Learn new ways to get the most out of Shareworks, network with industry peers and discover new strategies to engage your employees.

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

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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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  • IPO or Bust! The SEC Wants More Companies to IPO and They’re Prepared to Help

    IPO or Bust! The SEC Wants More Companies to IPO and They’re Prepared to Help

    The SEC is back in action and the message is clear: they want more private companies to go public. To help facilitate this goal, this week the SEC proposed allowing private companies of all sizes...

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  • Stock Option Lending: The Fastest Growing Market in the Private Company Liquidity Toolbox

    Stock Option Lending: The Fastest Growing Market in the Private Company Liquidity Toolbox

    At this point, it has been incredibly well documented how private companies are taking longer to make the leap and launch into the public arena. Despite the recent run of IPOs that resulted in...

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  • What’s in the Forecast? The Black-Scholes Formula and Forecasting Factors

    What’s in the Forecast? The Black-Scholes Formula and Forecasting Factors

    In our last article, we described the three present factors that go into the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Now we’ll turn our attention to the forecasting factors. A lot hinges on the...

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  • Crypto and Your 409A Valuation

    Crypto and Your 409A Valuation

    Back in 2017 when my mom called me out of the blue to ask about “the Bitcoin trend” after hearing it mentioned on a Chinese talk radio show, I knew just how hot cryptocurrencies had become. Fast...

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  • The Continued Rise of the EMI: Can Private Companies Ride the Wave?

    The Continued Rise of the EMI: Can Private Companies Ride the Wave?

    Of the many types of share schemes available to companies in the UK, none has had quite as much success as the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI). In fact, 83% of companies who offer...

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  • How the Wates Principles Can Benefit UK Private Companies

    How the Wates Principles Can Benefit UK Private Companies

      ‘Corporate governance’ and ‘private companies’ haven’t historically been two terms found in the same sentence, due in part to the fact that private companies have been left to their own devices...

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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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