early-stage startups


Strip Down To Your Basic Leadership Skills

  • March 7, 2014

In my experience in studying and advising early-stage startups, it has become obvious that startups primarily fail because of inadvertent mistakes made by the founder(s). External forces are seldom the reason for the death of the startup. The success of the startup therefore primarily depends on the…


Restricted Stock Or Stock Options? 5 Factors To Consider

  • March 11, 2013

Startups often use equity to help attract and keep talented workers. This article outlines the differences and similarities of stock options and restricted stock purchase agreements, and why most early-stage startups that issue stock shortly after formation select restricted stock when compensating…