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Employee stock options are a way for employees to have a stake in their company’s success, but it’s crucial to understand the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Form MGT-8?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deciphering a cap table

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

Basics of a cap table

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

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

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

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

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

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

FAQs on ESOP for Employees

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

FAQs on ESOP for Employers

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

Fundamentals of ESOP- Part II

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

Fundamentals of ESOP- Part I

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

Decoding ESOP Process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 critical aspect

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

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

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