Hannah Bloomfield

Hannah Bloomfield started as a content marketing manager with Shareworks Startup Edition. Her experience with equity compensation stems from direct interviews and research with top experts from Shareworks by Morgan Stanley. She has since moved into a marketing program role working directly with our Global Private Market team to bring the most recent and relevant information on equity to the world's top private companies.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 Startup Equity Myths That Are Holding You Back

    5 Startup Equity Myths That Are Holding You Back

    The power of startup equity is almost a myth in and of itself, with swirling stories of unicorns and overnight millionaires. In truth, startup equity is often misunderstood, misinterpreted, and...

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  • Wealth of Capital Available to Private Companies Continues to Delay IPOs

    Wealth of Capital Available to Private Companies Continues to Delay IPOs

    The second quarter of 2018 was the fifth quarter in a row with over 10 venture-backed IPOs. While this is great news, it is still fairly insignificant when compared to the number of private...

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  • 6 Equity Dilution Terms Every Founder Needs to Know

    6 Equity Dilution Terms Every Founder Needs to Know

    Equity dilution is one of those subjects that always has people looking for a secret cheat sheet. Founders find themselves asking the question, “How can I prevent dilution?” And most experts would...

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  • The Basics of Convertible Notes: Convertible Note Terms

    The Basics of Convertible Notes: Convertible Note Terms

    A convertible note is short-term debt that converts into equity, which doesn't force investors to determine the value of the company. Curious? Learn convertible notes basics and terms in this blog.

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  • Why Experience Matters in Your 409A Provider

    Why Experience Matters in Your 409A Provider

    Experience. It’s what you’re paying for when you hire an attorney, your accountant, or even a plumber. And it’s no different when it comes to choosing a 409A provider for your company’s 409A...

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  • How to Account for Expired Stock Options

    How to Account for Expired Stock Options

    One of the best ways to attract talent is to offer them stock options as part of their compensation package. The process for awarding stock compensation is standard enough; you do the legwork...

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  • How to Find the Right 409A Provider…and Why It Really Matters

    How to Find the Right 409A Provider…and Why It Really Matters

    So, you’re a new startup and you want to attract the best talent – the crème de la crème of the industry. How do you convince them to join your company in a competitive hiring market? Why not...

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  • When Should a Startup Hire a CFO?

    When Should a Startup Hire a CFO?

    Hiring a CFO at the right time can be a guessing game. If you hire them too soon, you may not be able to support the overhead, but if you hire them too late you’ll miss out on key financial...

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  • Form 3921 – Who Needs to File, When to Do it, and How to Do it

    Form 3921 – Who Needs to File, When to Do it, and How to Do it

    You need to file IRS Form 3921 if your employees exercised stock options last year. Get the rundown on how and when to do it, including deadlines and late filing fees.

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  • Independent 409A Valuations – How to Choose a Firm

    Independent 409A Valuations – How to Choose a Firm

    Finding a good independent 409A valuation firm can be difficult, especially with all the misinformation out there. Although we have written the definitive guide to protecting yourself through safe...

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  • Private Company Equity Statistics 2016

    Private Company Equity Statistics 2016

    Making intelligent decisions about your company’s equity may be the most important thing you do as private company CFO, CEO, or founder. You and your team’s payout for all of your hard work depends...

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  • What is Stock Option Expensing and Do I Need to Do it?

    What is Stock Option Expensing and Do I Need to Do it?

    I speak with CEO’s all the time who have this question. I intend to use this post to give a nuanced but in depth answer that can help you determine whether you need to spend the time and money to...

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