Holloway

The Holloway Guide ToEquity Compensation

Stock options, RSUs, job offers, and taxes—a detailed reference, including hundreds of resources, explained from the ground up and made to be improved over time.

What’s inside

  • 15Sections
  • 100Pages
  • 362Links
  • 4 HoursRead Time

Credits

Thousands of employees, hiring managers, and founders have turned to this Guide to better understand the notoriously complex landscape of equity compensation, and avoid potentially costly pitfalls. Begun as a collaboration between a lawyer and an engineer, each with decades of personal startup experience, it includes the work of over 40 expert reviewers and contributors.

This, Holloway’s first Guide, is free for all to read.

Original Authors

  • Joshua Levy (Holloway)
  • Joe Wallin (Carney Bradley Spellman)

Contributions and Review

  • José Ancer (Egan Nelson LLP)
  • Michael Brown (Fenwick & West)
  • George Grellas (Grellas Shah LLP)
  • Zach Holman
  • Chris McCann (Greylock Partners)
  • Leo Polovets (Susa Ventures)
  • Eric Tyson

Production

  • Rachel Jepsen
  • Andy Sparks
  • Hope Hackett
  • Dmitriy Kharchenko & Leigh Taylor

Reviews

This is the first thing I share when someone is thinking about their equity compensation.
Ryley Reynolds (Thrive Capital)
Holloway’s Guide to Equity Compensation is a comprehensive, authoritative resource for founders, managers, and employees. Decisions around equity compensation can be life-changing, and this Holloway Guide offers practical advice on everything from exercising stock options to tax implications to negotiating a job offer from a startup or stock corporation. I wish I’d had access to a resource like this earlier in my career.
Leo Polovets (Susa Ventures)
Fresh out of school as an early employee at Facebook, I didn’t understand all the intricacies of equity compensation. Later on, when I was VP of Operations overseeing recruiting at Dropbox, I realized a lot of folks also didn’t understand how equity packages worked. Understanding equity compensation, whether as an employee or a founder, is seriously complicated and also critical to get right. The Holloway Guide covers what you need to know.
Ruchi Sanghavi (former VP Operations, Dropbox)

We’re still improving this Guide.Interested in contributing? Drop us a line.

contributing@holloway.com