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4 Years with a One Year Cliff

4 Years with a One Year Cliff is the typical vesting schedule for startup founders’ stock.

Under a 4 years with a one year cliff schedule, founders vest shares over a four year period. Because of the one year cliff, the founders will not vest any shares until the first anniversary of the founders stock issuance. Upon the one-year anniversary, the founders will each vest 25% of their total shares. Vesting will usually occur monthly after the cliff.