Holloway Guide ToEquity Compensation

Make sure your equity generates wealth, not a shocking tax bill.

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.

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This is the first thing I share when someone is thinking about their equity compensation.Ryley Reynolds(Thrive Capital)

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Documents and Agreements
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)

Researched, written, and edited by experts.

Written by practitioners. Edited by professionals.

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
Rachel JepsenEditor
Andy SparksEditor
Hope HackettResearch
Dmitriy Kharchenko & Leigh TaylorGraphics
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 Sanghvi(founder, South Park Commons)