Scope

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This Guide currently covers:

Topics not yet covered:

  • Equity compensation programs, such as ESPPs in public companies. (We’d like to see this improve in the future.)

  • Full details on executive equity compensation.

  • Compensation outside the United States.

  • Compensation in companies other than C corporations, including LLCs and S corporations, where equity compensation is approached and practiced in very different ways.

For these situations, see other resources and get professional advice.

Who May Find This Useful

Our aim is to be as helpful to the beginner as to those with more experience. Having talked with employees, CEOs, investors, and lawyers, we can assure you that no matter how much you know about equity compensation, you will likely run into confusion at some point.

If you’re an employee or a candidate for a job, some of these may apply to you:

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