Startups employees 🚀: Do you have equity?

Gabriel Bujold
2 replies
Do you have access to equity/stock options inside your organization? I'm guessing founders/co-founders have a lot but what about key-players or first hires?


Kristin Ides
Took me several early-stage hires before finally getting it! After seeing how unevenly it can be awarded at some places, it became a non-negotiable for me.
Full disclosure I have twice been a startup employee and I'm now a founder. I received equity both times as a key employee. I now have equity as co-founder, however it is extremely hard to award equity to key employees in Europe because of tax reasons.