Your acceptance of risk as an entrepreneur makes your personal balance sheet profile greatly different from most professions. You chose a non-W2 earning lifecycle where cash flows and earnings vary greatly. Financing a home as an entrepreneur warrants a mortgage lending discussion with a distinct understanding of atypical finances.
We recently spoke to Ryan Logue, COO of Nasdaq Private Market about the history of secondary transactions in the private market, key moments, and what lies ahead.
But with the most successful startups staying private well beyond the old IPO windows the entrenched stock option structure can hurt both companies and employees.
Ann Lucchesi, Head of Founder Advisory Services, examines what role secondary markets play in gaining liquidity, for both founders and other constituents.
You're rich! Now what? When and how founders and executives of startups should consider financial wealth planning.
A decade ago, high-performing late-stage private companies had plenty of reasons to go public or sell themselves at year seven; solving for employee liquidity was not among them. Why it's important now.
We spoke to Jeff Thomas, Head of Listings at NASDAQ, about the various paths (private vs. IPO) his clients take to achieve liquidity for shareholders. Here are his thoughts on the subject.
Figuring out how to manage the type of equity—Restricted Stock, ISO, NSO, and RSU—is an ever-present challenge for startups, with the best approach changing as a company grows.