The Option Value Calculator

In a recent eShares survey, 80% of startup employees said equity was an important factor in accepting their current job. But only 20% said t

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James Seely

Introducing eShares 4

On April 22nd we are releasing eShares 4, our new platform design. eShares 4 improves navigation and information clarity. For a detailed lis

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Josh Merrill

Sign board approvals from your iPhone

Directors have always been able to sign board approvals on eShares. Now they can sign them using eShares for iPhone. The mobile workflow jus

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Stephanie Van

eShares for iPhone Update

eShares for iPhone is now available for employees and investors. Download the app to view your portfolio, see individual security details, a

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James Seely

Investors vs Employees

When I arrived in Silicon Valley in 2010, I was told standard employee option pools were 15% of the post-money fully diluted. A couple of ye

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Henry Ward

Securely Share K-1s with Your Investors

eShares makes it easy for funds to manage investor documents and communications. As tax season approaches, you can use eShares to send out K

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Nathan Parcells

Exercise Workflow

Whether you are exercising options or a company administrator answering equity questions, our new exercise work flow is for you. This update

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Nathan Parcells

PTE = Vesting

Most companies use the default Post-termination Exercise (PTE) periods from their law firm’s equity documents. PTE periods are 90 days or le

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Henry Ward

Help Center

eShares is broken into three business units--corporate, valuations, and investor services. Each unit has its own Account Managers who are in

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Nathan Parcells

The Ownership Graph: Introduction

This is the first in a series of eShares posts on the ownership graph. Let’s say you start a company called Meetly. You hire employees and

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Sean Moran

Manage Documents in Your Personal Portfolio

eShares is releasing a new documents section for employee portfolios. This section makes it simple for companies to distribute tax documents

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Nathan Parcells

Contacting security issuers in eShares

If you have questions about securities on eShares, you can now contact the issuer directly from the security. This makes it easier to resolv

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James Seely

The art and science behind an eShares 409A

A common saying in the valuation industry is that 409A is both an art and a science. At eShares we combine art with science to produce over

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James Seely

Breaking down RSAs and RSUs

Our first education series (Equity 101) focused on stock options and how they work. In this post, we break down the two most common alternat

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Jared Thomas

What Every Founder Needs to Know About 409A Valuations

Most founders dream about getting their product live and solving real-world problems. Something you're probably not dreaming about? 409A val

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Nathan Parcells

Henry joins Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC

Our founder and CEO, Henry Ward, recently joined Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC. This is one of our favorite interviews with Henry,

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James Seely

IQ and EQ

Part 1 Once a month we have Company Day at eShares where I present monthly financials and discuss a topic that’s been on my mind. Below is

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Henry Ward

The life of a cap table

We give a presentation to all employees at eShares called “The life of a cap table.” In it we cover the basics of a simple financing, sellin

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The eShares Team

eShares for iPhone

If you have an investment firm on eShares, you can now access your investments directly from your iPhone. Here’s a quick look at the new app

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The eShares Team

Connecting eShares to Zenefits

eShares now integrates with Zenefits, the all-in-one HR platform. Connecting Zenefits and eShares notifies the right people at the right ti

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James Seely

How Product Designers Fight Extinction

All original artwork in this post is done by Samuel Ong Sze Hern! Theo Miller is a Product Designer at eShares, an equity management platfor

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Theo Miller

Why you shouldn't use “Cron Jobs”?

A python solution (your language will have one too) Brett Hardin is a Software Engineer at eShares, an equity management platform for compan

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Brett Hardin

Feature Update: Personal Portfolio

We just finished redesigning the eShares portfolio. We changed a few of the existing elements and added some new ones to make viewing your s

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James Seely

Feature Update: Board Approvals

Since releasing our Board Approvals feature, we’ve received a lot of great feedback from customers. We recently made a few improvements to b

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James Seely

Fixing the 83(b) problem

Today we are announcing that 83(b) elections can be filed on eShares. 83(b) elections can be confusing for employees to file, and difficult

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Founders Wanted

At eShares we split the organization into four business units operating their own P/L. This post is about why we created our business units,

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Henry Ward

Supercharging Django Productivity

Kyle Hanson is an engineer at eShares, an equity management platform for companies, investors, and employees. A good framework can be measur

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