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In the realm of employee incentives and rewards, stock options have gained immense popularity. Of the many types of stock

In the dynamic landscape of startup culture, stock options have emerged as a powerful tool for fostering employee engagement and

With the ever growing noise around ESOPs, recording the ESOP details accurately in the company’s books is imperative. This is

You and your friend have co-founded a SAAS company. While you are a techie, your friend is not and is

You’ve finally got the job offer you’ve been waiting for. The salary looks good, the team seems nice, and you’re

Every year thousands of eggs are laid by turtles on beaches. Of these only few make it to the ocean,

As part of our effort to understand liquidity from different perspectives, we spoke to prominent names in the VC and

As part of our effort to understand liquidity from different perspectives, we spoke to prominent names in the VC and

Startups often need a lot of money to get off the ground. To do this, recently companies have been turning

You may have heard of companies issuing bonus shares. Essentially, it’s when a company gives out extra shares to its

As the world moves towards a more technologically advanced era, even the investment market has been impacted. With the advent

Stock options grant can be made only when a stock option plan is in place. In India, the three most common

Companies no longer have only a domestic presence. Over a period of time many companies look to move the ownership

Employee compensation has taken various forms over the years. Payment of salary no longer involves just a cash component, it

You’ve been granted stock options by the company where you work. The company has also shared the stock option plan

Are you looking for a way to compensate and motivate employees/advisors/consultants without issuing shares? SARs are a way to go.

Inconsistent market and economic factors can lead to a drop in values and share prices of companies. This in turn

We are thrilled to announce that RuleZero is now SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliant! The SOC compliance emphasize RuleZero’s

You’ve just got an offer letter from the start-up company you interviewed with last week. Is there a clause on

You’ve been granted stock options in a company. You’ve got a letter saying so. What should you look for in

Stock options are creating wealth for employees like never before. Why is this? Companies are growing at unprecedented rates. Some

The two most widely used modes of providing liquidity to option holders are: (a) buyback of options, and (b) sale

Administration of stock options can be a complex process. Since buyback of options is one of the modes through which

To put in simple terms, the value of a company is its estimated worth. Valuation is the process of determining

A prominent clause found in most contracts is on representations and warranties of the parties. Such a clause is found

As you may have understood from our blog series on annual filings, a great deal of information is submitted with

Private company’s major annual compliances under the Companies Act, 2013 Form/Return Due date Documents needed/to be submitted Form MBP1 Directors

The board report forms an integral part of the annual filings  and is filed along with annual returns of the

Continuing our series on annual filings of private limited companies, this blog focuses on what an audit report is and

All companies incorporated as a private limited company must make its annual filings under the Companies Act, 2013. The information

Next in our series of blogs on corporate compliances, let’s talk all about annual returns under Companies Act, 2013. As

It’s that time of the year again! Annual filings give founders the opportunity to up their corporate governance game. This

Unicorns and startups are always in the spotlight. While they have contributed to the growth and development of the economy,

Fundraising happens to be a long process with several inevitable aspects to bear in mind throughout this complex affair.  Recently,

What exactly are Employee Stock Options? Options are ‘rights’ granted to employees (and not obligations) to acquire the shares of

A Shareholders’ Agreement plays a pivotal role in establishing a framework for decision-making, ownership rights, dispute resolution, and more. It

Investors fund companies with a goal to earn higher return on their investments. This happens when the company grows and

A term sheet is a non-binding commitment (usually, though not always) made by – (a) an investor to invest into

A fundamental question that perhaps every entrepreneur asks themselves is what type of security suits best to raise capital for

Foreign investors can invest in Indian companies subject to the provisions of the FDI policy. Unlike domestic investments, money coming

Understanding the basics of startup financing is crucial for both founders and employees. By familiarizing themselves with the different types

What is a secondary sale of stock? Employees or investors holding shares of a private company cannot liquidate their shares

In the second and final part of this article, we look at some of the latest critical trends in how

In this two-part article, we take a look at some of the key ESOP trends paving inroads for Indian startups

From the outside, financing rounds look like a simple two-step process: investors provide funds to companies and companies issue securities

With reports of Indian startups raising funds in the news almost every other day, terms such as investments, funding rounds,

Over the past few years, issuing convertible notes has become the preferred way for companies to raise funding, especially when

A common dilemma that young companies face is choosing how to fund their operations. The form of financing has a

What is cap table management? As you’ll know from reading our earlier blog posts, a cap table is a tabular

There’s a saying in the start-up world, ‘Choose your co-founder wisely, for founder exits can be messier than celebrity divorces!’

Now that we’ve understood the basic elements of a cap table, let’s consider a real-world scenario to see how a

Our previous article, ‘Basics of cap table’ briefly explained what a cap table is. Here, we talk about what cap

In the start-up environment, it’s hard to miss hearing the term ‘cap table’. Almost all founders are told to read

One of the many components that impact the company’s cap table is ESOP. And needless to say, ESOPs have been

Leap from traditional compensation models to engagement driven models with ESOPs. Step up your ESOP game with inputs from the best

ESOPs have time and again proven to be a valuable tool for creating wealth. A prime example of this is

You are a startup looking to hire a senior software engineer with a total of 5 years experience. The market

In India, setting up Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) can be tricky due to the rules and laws involved. For

Part III of the ESOP Series addresses the common questions that employees have on ESOPs. 1. Does an ESOP announcement

Part II of the options series – FAQs on ESOP for Employers, focuses on common questions employers have on stock options.   1.

Welcome back to our FAQ series on ESOPs! In this second installment, we dive deeper into the world of Employee

What are Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs)? Why are they making so much noise in the startup ecosystem? Why does

ESOPs or Employee Stock Ownership Plans have an interesting history dating back to 1956 when a San Francisco lawyer Louis

For products that are relatively new in the market, the founders and the team create confidence in the minds of

Raising capital is a long and tedious process that usually takes 4 to 6 months before the money reaches the

Starting a business is more than just having a workable idea. The right factors need to be in place to

While the entire idea of fundraising looks daunting and often takes months before the money reaches the bank account, it

Once the company is incorporated, it has to be nurtured from time to time. This is most essential to climb

You have a business idea. You wish to bring a company into existence and get the business going.

As a founder of a company, you understand the importance of keeping track of every aspect of your business. One

Your company has been incorporated! What next?🧐 In our previous blog, we have introduced you to the procedures that go

Starting a business can be a thrilling and rewarding experience, especially in India where the government is pushing for more

Embarking on a business venture parallels the construction of a successful building—it hinges on a robust foundation. The trajectory of

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