If you don’t read fred-wilson
blog regularly, you should. I try to read it every day — it’s well written, easily digestible, and there is always something interesting I take away.
Today, he posted this deck about employee equity and I suggest anyone running a startup (or thinking about running a startup) flip through it. Feels like Wealthfront may be trying a little too hard to position it as their “Netflix Freedom & Responsibility
" presentation, but there is some good stuff in there.
I firmly believe in creating a culture that has employees invested in the long term success of the business. Equity is a great way to ensure this happens. If you have employees that think like owners, I believe they’ll be focused, make good decisions and work to build a successful company.