Employee Stock Options Agreements: Common Practices & Examples

Equidam Weekly 12th August

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Employee Stock Options: Common Practices & Examples

On Developments

Taavet Hinrikus of TransferWise predicts that in 5 years time the banking sector will see increased competition and better alternatives in “What Will The Bank Of The Future Look Like”

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures suggests that the spike in down rounds is likely a reversion to the mean in “Median Startup Valuations And Down Rounds in 2016″

Barry J. Kramer & Khang Tran of Fenwick & West LLP report valuation metrics have fallen from an all-time high in 2015 to now being genrally flat in“Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey — Second Quarter 2016″

Ryan Weeks of Altfi News gathers and summarises comments from P2P platforms representatives in “Interest Rates Fall, P2P Platforms Overwhelmingly Positive”

Nathan Benaich of Playfair Capital summarises recent tech news and research and development resources in “News In AI And Machine Learning”

On Growth

Elizabeth Yin of 500 startups indicates the pros and cons of having a lead investor at your seed round in “Do You Need A Lead Investor In Your Seed Round?”

Krista Berlincourt of Simple outlines behaviours to avoid during a company crisis in “The Seven Deadly Sins Of Crisis Communication”

Mahesh Vellanki of Redpoint Ventures outlines the points worth understanding in regards to sales efficiency in “What Does Sales Efficiency For Public Internet Companies Look Like?”

Dominika Blackappl of Y Combinator says that in early-stage startups design serves to understand your users in “Practical Design: User Observation”

Dan Giuliani of Volt talks about building and scaling a bootstrapped company in “Starters AMA With Dan Giuliani”

Wesley Eames of AncestorCloud describes the dos and don’ts regarding pitching to investors in “Getting Pitch Perfect: Lessons From Techstars Part Two”

Erik Devaney of Drift teamed up with Mattermark to produce a report on the most common practices in marketing and sales in “What The 50 Fastest Growing Companies Can Teach Us About Sales&Marketing”

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Originally published at www.equidam.com on August 15, 2016.

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