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Startup Equity: Stock Options vs Cash

Vasily Starostenko, Product Manager

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4 Videos (31m)
    • Equity Compensation Introduction

      4:57
    • Part 1 What is Equity and Equity Compensation

      10:12
    • Part 2 Equity Compensation Frameworks

      8:35
    • Part 3 When Cash is Better than Equity

      7:36

About This Class

This class is based on instructor's real experience in top silicon valley companies such as Uber and Tesla. Vasily is currently leading Tesla Customer Acquisition team. Before joining Tesla, for three years Vasily led Driver Growth and Driver Experience products at Uber and worked for number of late stage VC funded Silicon Valley startups: Reputation-com, SuccessFactors, BitTorrent and others

In this class we will focus on Equity Compensation

  • What is equity

  • Equity compensation frameworks

  • When is cash better than equity

How should we think about compensation

  • Cash

  • Equity

  • Market Value

When is Cash Better than Equity

  • When you have loans especially high interest paying loans like credit cards

  • When you are cash constrained

  • When company is very likely to die

  • When stock options are already expensive and company may take very long to go public

While this class is mostly focused on qualitative learnings, we will emphasize critical importance of numbers and quantitative approach to equity compensation.

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Vasily Starostenko

Product Manager

Vasily is a Product Manager living and working in San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently leading Tesla Digital Order Management team. Before joining Tesla, for three years Vasily led Driver Growth and Driver Experience products at Uber. Prior to that, Vasily led consumer product at Reputation.com and worked for number of late stage VC funded Silicon Valley startups: SuccessFactors, BitTorrent and others

In his career, Vasily is primarily focusing on solving large complex ...

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