Two More Hacks

The option pool shuffle: beat the game and raise your valuation:

Summary: Don’t let your investors determine the size of the option pool for you. Use a hiring plan to justify a small option pool, increase your share price, and increase your effective valuation.

Focus on your share price, not your valuation

Summary: Focus on your share price and the number of shares you own — metrics like valuation and percent ownership can fool you.

Hope you guys are finding these useful. Nivi is also talking and posting about them, usually faster than me…