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Advisor Stock Option Grants

One asset that startups should consider taking advantage of is advisors. Luckily for startups, advisors are prevalent and can be readily found through incubators, networking and/or personal contacts. The best advisors are in it to pay it forward or give back to the startup community. If you want to take a very informal advisor relationship […]

What are ISOs?

A stock option grants you the right to purchase a certain number of shares of stock at a pre-established price. An incentive stock option (ISO) is a type of stock option that allows favorable tax treatment to the stock option holder. The main tax benefits of incentive stock options are that the option holder can: […]

What is an Option Pool?

An option pool is an amount of a startup’s common stock reserved for future issuances to employees, directors, advisors, and consultants. The option pool is created pursuant to a written plan in order to satisfy Rule 701 which provides a registration exemption from Section 5 the 1933 Securities Act. Via the written plan, a startup […]