Employee Stock Option Guide | Joining A Startup

Better understand the numbers behind your total compensation offer at an early stage company.

Employee Stock Options Guide for Early Stage Companies

If you're considering joining a startup or have received an offer that includes stock options but are unsure about how equity compensation works, this guide introduces the basics in an interactive way.

Stock options are a common form of equity granted in startups. Think of them as an opportunity to purchase company stock at a predetermined price and date. Initially, you won't own any shares, but the potential is there.

With this interactive model, you can learn important terms and explore scenarios to gain a better understanding of the basics of startup equity. Explore different inputs, play around with future valuations, and unravel how stock options work along the way.