Got offered a grant by your employer company but not sure how it works? We've got you. Capdesk explains stock vesting, how vesting schedules work, when you can exercise your options, and more - in simple terms as usual!
If you’ve set up an employee share plan or are considering doing so, you’ve probably read plenty about the topic, including several contributing articles in Forbes. One of those in particular, argues categorically against offering equity to employees. However, we think its author only tells half the truth about employee equity.
Nokia is one of the many organisations who believe in the potential of employee share plans. We caught up with Lisa West, Program Manager Long Term Incentives at Nokia, to talk advantages and pitfalls of ESPPs, how she sees the future of employee ownership, and 'Share in Success' - the employee share plan that won Nokia an ESOP Centre award for 'Best All-Employee International Share Plan' in 2017.
To me, equity crowdfunding is one of the most fascinating types of alternative finance to emerge. For those not yet familiar with the term, equity crowdfunding is when a company raise funds from many (“a crowd of”) small investors using an investment platform.
Crowdfunding is a new source of entrepreneurial finance allowing a wider audience to invest in startups for equity in the venture. While investment crowdfunding as a vehicle for financing early stage ventures is gaining momentum on a global basis it remains in its infancy. Our research on crowdfunding has been augmented by information gleaned from interviews of twenty different crowd investors from three different platforms including; Seedmatch, FundedByMe and Seedrs.