Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP) Guide

Jason Atkins
Co-founder & President
March 17, 2023

Take the guesswork out of employee stock option plans

We've created the ultimate guide for founders wanting to get started with Employee Stock Option Plans

Get the recipe for success and learn the best-practice standards for ESOPs globally and in your country. We live and breathe ESOPs so we know which questions are keeping you up at night. We answer them all in this guide.

  • What are the benefits of an ESOP?
  • How does an ESOP work?
  • What is Vesting and how does it work?
  • What are Plan Rules?
  • What happens if an employee leaves?
  • What happens if the company is sold or listed?
  • What about selling options or stocks?
  • How should I allocate options?
  • How do I value a company for an ESOP?
  • What are the regulations?

🇺🇸 United States Stock Option Guide

🇦🇺 Australia Stock Option Guide

🇮🇳 India Stock Option Guide

🇮🇱 Israel Stock Option Guide

🇳🇿 New Zealand Stock Option Guide

🇵🇭 Philippines Stock Option Guide

🇸🇬 Singapore Stock Option Guide

🇰🇷 South Korea Stock Option Guide

🇬🇧 United Kingdom Stock Option Guide

Jason Atkins
Co-founder & President

Co-founder of Cake Equity, husband, father of two, dog owner, surfer, thought leader, likes to talk about anything equity, capital raising, climate, startups, making the most of life, and ageing backwards.

Achievements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
  • Board Member of FinTech QLD
  • Mentor at Startmate, River City Labs, Stone & Chalk
  • AirTree Explorer

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