Is it worth it to buy your stock? How do you know? How much will you kick yourself if you’re wrong? Can you even afford to be right?
1% of Nothing is Nothing
Kate Bertash

Most experienced startup employees will make the company “loan” them the exercise price of their options — this is a very common ask and doesn’t cost the company a dime. In fact, I’m weary of startups who don’t offer this from the start. If options are going to be part of your compensation they ought to be REAL compensation. Asking a $100K engineer to drop $25K to exercise is basically theft.

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