Vesting is the period of time that securities (usually stock options) may be subject to forfeiture or repurchase based on meeting certain time or milestone criteria. Vesting co-founder equity helps to protect the company’s equity – so that a departing co-founder doesn’t depart with a lot of equity, but rather only the equity that has vested.


We offered our new hires the standard package – equity options that vest over 4 years with a 1 year cliff.

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