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Negotiating Equity: A Best Practice Guide for Founders and Their Future Team

Equity has a direct impact on a company’s ability to grow. Therefore, the knowledge of negotiating equity can be universally beneficial, especially in a competitive startup ecosystem.

No matter what the economic turbulence we’re facing today, be it the rise of inflation or an impending recession, the fundamentals of equity negotiation remain the same. With today’s startups competing to attract and retain the best talent, understanding the ins and outs of equity has never been more important. With a functional equity distribution plan, all parties involved will feel valued and committed to ensuring the company succeeds.

In this guide, we discuss the key elements of the equity negotiation process for founders and the talent looking to join them.

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Fundamentals of equity and why it matters

Developing a strong negotiation framework

Insights from industry professionals in the tech, startup, recruitment, and venture capital space

Equity data on leadership roles based on their series level

Current trends in the market and the future of equity

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