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What is Vesting?
Vesting is the process where an employee or founder earns shares over time. This means rather than having immediate equity in a company, you earn a percentage of shares on a monthly (or quarterly) basis over time. Vesting protects a company from giving up too much equity to someone who spends only a short time with the company.
Why Do Founders Need Vesting?
In most cases, if you apply for venture capital, you will be required to have a vesting schedule for your stock. The good newsis in nearly all cases, you get credit for "time" that you've invested i
Special Purpose Vehicle
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Updated July 8, 2020:
What is a Special Purpose Vehicle?
A special purpose vehicle (SPV) is a subsidiary of a company which is protected from the parent company's financial risk. It is a legal entity created for a limited business acquisition or transaction, or it can be used as a funding structure. It is sometimes called a special purpose entity (SPE).
An SPV has assets, liabilities, and a legal status outside of the obligations of the parent company. The primary purpose of an SPV is to carry out a specific business activity outside of the parent company, therein protecting the parent company from risks such as bankruptcy and insolvency issues.
Why is a Special Purpose Vehicle Important?
SPVs are formed as limited partnerships, trusts,
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Common Equity: What Is It?
Common equity is the total amount of all investments in a company made by common equity investors, including the total value of all shares of common stock, plus retained earnings and additional paid-in capital. The measure of common equity does not include the value of preferred equity, that is, the value of preferred stock or any other related interest (limited liability units, or limited partnership interests) with preferred equity status.
Issues regarding equity investment in a company can be complicated. Potential investors are strongly advised to
Non-Qualified Stock Options
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Updated October 28, 2020:
Non-qualified stock options give you an alternative way of compensating employees. They also give employees a sense of ownership that builds loyalty and encourages them to work harder.
Non-Qualified Stock Options: What Are They?
A non-qualified stock option gives employees the right to purchase company stock at a predetermined price. There are several key elements to a stock option.
Grant date: The date when the employee r