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
Most companies use the default Post-termination Exercise (PTE) periods from their law firm’s equity documents. PTE periods are 90 days or le
Our founder and CEO, Henry Ward, recently joined Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC. This is one of our favorite interviews with Henry,
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
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,
In addition to 1-on-1s with eShares managers, I host a monthly management discussion to share challenges, successes, failures, and lessons l
At eShares we spend a lot of time thinking about how to better educate employees on startup equity. Even new hires at eShares often don’t un
Below is an excerpt from a talk I gave at the eShares Town Hall in November 2015. I hope it is helpful to other CEOs struggling with hiring.
All eShares employees (new and old) take a full-day course called eShares 101. It is an introduction to our company, our values, and our exe
I’m sorry this blog is 6 months late. But I will share it anyway in the hopes it will help founders currently raising a Series A. Last Nove
This is a call-to-action for Venture Capital, Auditors, and the IRS to fix the burden on startups caused by IRS Code Section 409A. I start w
We see a lot of cap tables at eShares. For every new company we onboard we clean up the table and verify it against the legal documentation.