1. Welcome

Thank you for participating in the Survey of Equity Granting Practices for Investors and Investment Firms in Privately Held Companies survey. The survey has 14 questions and should take less than 10 minutes.

Participants who complete the survey will receive access to the results free of charge. To get the results, however, you must provide us with an e-mail address. E-mail addresses will be used only to distribute results, and the names of participating companies will not be disclosed.

The aim of this brief survey is to explore current equity granting practices in venture capitalist firms.

You do not have to be an NCEO member to take the survey. More information about us can be found at www.nceo.org. Please contact Corey Rosen (crosen@nceo.org or 510-208-1314) with any questions.

Please describe yourself:

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* 1. Please describe yourself:

What percentage of the stock in the companies you invest in is typically held by the founders?

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* 2. What percentage of the stock in the companies you invest in is typically held by the founders?

Do you have a standard policy on employee equity ownership for firms you work with?

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* 3. Do you have a standard policy on employee equity ownership for firms you work with?

What percentage of the firms you work with require one of more officers of the company to purchase shares in their company?

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* 4. What percentage of the firms you work with require one of more officers of the company to purchase shares in their company?

What percentage of the firms you work with provide equity grants (options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock, restricted stock, or other awards) to one or more employees?

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* 5. What percentage of the firms you work with provide equity grants (options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock, restricted stock, or other awards) to one or more employees?

What percentage of the firms you work with provide equity grants to non-management employees?

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* 6. What percentage of the firms you work with provide equity grants to non-management employees?

What percentage of the firms you work with provide equity grants to most or all full-time employees?

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* 7. What percentage of the firms you work with provide equity grants to most or all full-time employees?

Other than founders equity, what percentage of the company total equity do you prefer to be granted in the form of options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock, restricted stock, or other awards to employees?

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* 8. Other than founders equity, what percentage of the company total equity do you prefer to be granted in the form of options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock, restricted stock, or other awards to employees?

What percentage of the awards granted in the firms you work with typically go to each of the following groups:

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* 9. What percentage of the awards granted in the firms you work with typically go to each of the following groups:

What percentage of the awards granted in the firms you work would you prefer to go to each of the following groups:

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* 10. What percentage of the awards granted in the firms you work would you prefer to go to each of the following groups:

What percentage of the equity grants in companies you work with are:

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* 11. What percentage of the equity grants in companies you work with are:

What percentage of the firms you work with base awards primarily on the following:

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* 12. What percentage of the firms you work with base awards primarily on the following:

How frequently are equity awards typically granted in the firms you work with? Check all that apply.

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* 13. How frequently are equity awards typically granted in the firms you work with? Check all that apply.

What percentage of the firms you work with have valuations done in the following ways:

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* 14. What percentage of the firms you work with have valuations done in the following ways:

Any other comments?

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* 15. Any other comments?

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