(Originally published for Founders Circle on February 20th, 2018) In Silicon Valley, a tender offer that allows longtime employees at high-performing startups to get some liquidity is fast becoming an expected benefit. While secondary stock sales have always been possible, their popularity—and legitimacy—has soared in the past 10 years as successful companies put off IPOs in…
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Can there ever be such a thing as safe sesh? The Debrief looks at the rise of attempts to offset the effects of psychoactive drugs like MDMA with healthy supplements and anti-depressants.
“Should we share this bench and totally freak that girl out?” Dixie De La Tour motioned to a bench at Dolores Park. A woman in her mid-20s sat at one end, working on what looked like trig homework.
If you asked my roommates what’s the hardest part about living with me, they would probably say it’s the fact that I listen to talk radio while I sleep.
Originally created for Carta rebrand on November 2nd, 2017
Salespeople are stereotypically competitive, hungry and cash-oriented, but like any employee at a startup, equity can play a role in their compensation.
Originally published for Carta.com on September 14th, 2017 Sunaina Seelam is the VP of finance at Scoot Networks. After working in the automotive industry, shifting to the rental business model at Scoot was a new challenge. Scoot rents motorized scooters for easy and affordable transit around the San Francisco streets. Carta: What does a typical…
In my 20 years in the valuation industry, the main conclusion I have drawn is the way we value private companies under IRC section 409A is inherently flawed.
Silicon Valley used to be the only place to be a startup. If you wanted capital, access to talent and experienced investors you had to move to the Bay Area.