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How to Negotiate Your Equity Compensation in VC-Backed Startups

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / October 24, 2012

In our work at venture-backed startups, we are amazed at how hard new employees will negotiate pay, benefits, workspace, duties, titles, etc. and just totally accept their equity compensation. So, we have prepared six questions that will make you look really smart and help you understand your equity compensation.  It may also make you a lot richer when your Company is acquired. Assumption: You have been offered an…

Three Tips From a Veteran VC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 18, 2010

How to perfect that VC pitch: Start by pitching to someone you know that is intelligent, perhaps from a different field, who can be honest in their feedback and press hard on your plan. This will help you to identify the holes in your plan and prepare you for the professional discussions you will have going forward. Once you have done this, carefully research your potential investors. Learn…

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