Hands Shaking Finance/Fundraising

Why Option Refresh Grants Are Essential For Startup Recruiting And Retention

Employee ownership is a great recruiting and retention tool. As the tech landscape has evolved where time to liquidity is longer, the war for talent has grown and transparency around compensation is greater, the argument for option refresh grants has heated up. This Forbes article takes a fresh look at the argument for option refresh grants and the various forms they can take by looking at Shasta Ventures philosophy on the topic.

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Printed money Finance/Fundraising

Why Can’t SaaS Companies Just Mint Cash?

The natural trade-off between burn rate and profitability is one that keeps many CEOs up at night. This SaaStr article explains why no two SaaS companies are the same in terms of how quickly cash is spent and how important it is to be profitable. Plus, it offers some ideas on how to better gauge and understand key metrics when asking this trade-off question.

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