Articles under “Silicon Valley”

The 15 Crucial Questions About Stock Options

Any Wealthfront client who has used our automated financial planning service knows that nothing impacts your financial lifestyle more than owning equity in a successful company. Unfortunately, most people really don’t know how to evaluate the equity portion of their job offer.

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Demystifying Venture Capital Economics, Part 5: When Should New Entrants Partner with Incumbents

At some point in its evolution, every startup faces the question of whether or not it should partner with a large company to accelerate its growth. On the surface, partnering almost always looks like a great idea.

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Demystifying Venture Capital Economics, Part 4: What Analysts Get Wrong About Innovation

In 2014 our CEO, Adam Nash, caused quite a stir when he said “In the next 10 years, everyone will be using some form of automated investment service.”  Frankly, many market analysts thought he was nuts. Twenty-five years in the venture capital business leads me to believe Adam is right.

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When Should You Exercise Your Stock Options?

Stock options have value precisely because they are an option. The fact that you have an extended amount of time to decide whether and when to buy your employer’s stock at a fixed price should have tremendous value.

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