The complexity of liquidating private startup stock stems from several related problems. We've come up with an approach that works across all the problems. We are also developing standardized documents for the technology community to use, which aims to make the entire industry run smoothly.
We are also developing standardized documents for the technology community to use, which aims to make the entire industry run smoothly. We are working with a top Silicon Valley law firm to develop standard equity grant legal documentation that technology companies and their HR departments can use freely. This will help drive standardization, make company stock grants more attractive, reduce downstream legal friction on sales, and eventually facilite liquidity. We aim to have a standard long-form / short-form system by 2016-Q3. If you are a founder or HR partner interested in hearing more, contact us.
We are technology founders and employees just like you -- so we get it. Our founders are ex-Wall street quants and investors, originating from JP Morgan's High Frequency Trading Group and AIG Financial Products. So we also understand how markets work, how derivatives are structured, liquidty solutions and bringing transactions to closure. We can price complex assets in our sleep. Most importantly, we understand you and your (our!) problems.