What to know before selling private shares

Traditionally, the only way to sell private shares has been to wait until the company IPOs or gets acquired. With more companies staying private longer...

SF CFO Summit: expert advice on secondaries

eShares held a panel discussing secondary transactions at our CFO Summit in May. The head of our corporate business team, Alessandro Chesser moderated the discussion....

The Increasing Pressures for Startup Revenue

As more startups and investors join eShares, high-level trends of the venture industry become easier to spot in our data. In a previous blog post...

Getting Funded: How Long Does It Actually Take?

One of the most important functions of a CEO is not running out of money. A CEO has to manage her available cash on hand...

The Firefighters’ Guide to Success

If you’ve read eShares 101, you know we move quickly. This is especially true for people in our support and account management roles. I...

The art and science behind an eShares 409A

A common saying in the valuation industry is that 409A is both an art and a science. At eShares we combine art with science to...

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People use eShares for multiple and distinct reasons. Equity managers issue stock on behalf of a company while also maintaining a portfolio of their own....

Manage capital calls on eShares

In the past, initiating a capital call meant manually preparing notices and informing each of your investors over email. Keeping track of which partners had...

Why companies are connecting their financials to eShares

Over 1,200 companies have connected their financial accounting systems to eShares, and hundreds more are connecting theirs each month. This post offers a brief...

Investors vs Employees

When I arrived in Silicon Valley in 2010, I was told standard employee option pools were 15% of the post-money fully diluted. A couple of...

PTE = Vesting

Most companies use the default Post-termination Exercise (PTE) periods from their law firm’s equity documents. PTE periods are 90 days or less because option...

Henry joins Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC

Our founder and CEO, Henry Ward, recently joined Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC. This is one of our favorite interviews with Henry, where...