For Attorneys

Are you an attorney? We would love to hear what you think. Please feel free to reach out to us with any comments or suggestions!

Also, you might be wondering why we organized the topics in the way we did. The answer to this is that we've purposefully made the decision to organize the topics in a way that maps to the realities of life as a founder.

For example, vesting acceleration as a concept is naturally linked most closely to vesting. But in this handbook, we talk about vesting in the Formation section, while we talk about vesting acceleration in the Hiring section. This is because vesting comes up for founders while forming the company — but vesting acceleration typically doesn't until founders start hiring others (since double-trigger vesting acceleration is standard for founders).