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TLDR Options

Guesstimate the possible value of startup options

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Beth
@bethcodes · LTSE dev
Hi! I'm Beth, a developer from the Long-Term Stock Exchange. We built TLDR Options to help job seekers feel less in the dark when considering an offer from a startup. I've been a developer for over a decade, but when I was looking at my first-ever start up job I felt like an idiot. I had gotten equity before, sure, but always at a public company. Startup… See more
Hunter Walk
@hunterwalk · Partner, Homebrew
Great to see LTSE putting out tools which support transparency
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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Curious to hear your thoughts about startup compensation, @ericries and @bethcodes. It's very opaque at many companies and today's options structure introduces a large risk for many employees (e.g. you pay thousands of $ within a short exercise window for equity earned in a company that might be worth nothing several years in the future). Much of this stem… See more
Rand Fishkin
@randfish · Wizard of Moz
I really appreciate the transparency that a simple tool like this provides. So few folks who join startups understand what stock options can bring, and what their drawbacks are, but at least this gives a sense of range and impact. Thank you for creating it Beth & LTSE!
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Niv Dror
@nivo0o0 · Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt