Equity & Compensation Models for Startups

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Deciding how much equity and compensation to offer your co-founders, earliest employees, and investors can be a confusing and difficult task – and, easy to get wrong.

Global Head of Executive Compensation & Benefits for JP. Morgan, Robert Barbetti, and VC Partner at Lerer Hippeau, Graham Brown, will help you become equity smart by sharing the fundamentals to a successful startup equity and compensation model.

Robert and Graham will also share how to adjust and manage your equity model as your startup grows and gets more funding – and, what all of this means if you’re acquired or IPO.

What you’ll learn:
- Cap Tables, what yours should look like, and what investors want to see
- Founder Stock split & compensated, or not for founders early on
- Equity-based compensation, & early exercise options
- Understanding of the common terms and what they mean to your startup: grants, cliffs, option pool, wage deferral, ISOs, RSUs, vesting, etc.

- Robert Barbetti, Global Head of Compensation, JP Morgan
- Graham Brown, VC Partner at Lerer Hippeau
- Kathryn Van Nuys, Startup & Venture Capital BD, Amazon Web Services