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Startup Equity and Compensation Models: What You Need to Know

Deciding how much equity and compensation to offer your co-founders, earliest employees, and investors can be a confusing and difficult task, not to mention easy to get wrong. Global Head of Executive Compensation & Benefits for JP. Morgan, Robert Barbetti, and VC Partner at Lerer Hippeau, Graham Brown, help you become equity smart by sharing the fundamentals to a successful startup equity and compensation model. They discuss “founder’s stock” and how to split it with co-founders, how to avoid the common pitfalls startups make, and field questions on all of the technicalities.