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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 overni...
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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.
Five Things You Can Do RIGHT Now to Increase ESPP Participation
Just like the holidays, employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) enrollment is right around the corner for most companies. And, if you’re like most companies, you’re likely pondering how to make...
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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...
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...
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...
It’s never too soon to prepare for year-end tax reporting
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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...
Things I Learned: Successful Employee Communications
This topic was initially delivered as a session at Synergy 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more about Synergy and what to expect for Synergy 2020 in Austin, TX. Deluxe Corporation,...
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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