Category: Equity education

Equity glossary

Here is a guide to help you understand some terms and phrases that frequently come up in relation to equity.

understanding employee stock options||

Startup employee stock options

Received stock options from your company and don’t understand what that means? Here’s how to make sense of your offer letter and option grant.

stock option strike price

Stock option strike prices

What determines a stock option strike price? Learn more about strike prices, how stock options gain value over time, and dilution.

how stock options are taxed||||

How stock options are taxed

We explore what it means to exercise stock options, the taxes you may need to pay, and the common times people exercise their options.

What is stock dilution?

Stock dilution, also called equity dilution or share dilution, happens when a company issues additional shares, which reduces the ownership percentage of existing shareholders in

Common stock vs. preferred stock

Common stock and preferred stock both offer different benefits to shareholders. In general, common stock is reserved for employees, while preferred stock is given to investors.