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1. Do you know the total number of shares outstanding in the startup you work at?
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Response
Count
Yes, within 2% accuracy
36.3%69
Yes, within 5% accuracy
7.4%14
Yes, within 10% accuracy
14.2%27
No
42.1%80

2. Is the preference structure for preferred shareholders at the startup you work at Standard Preferred or Participating Preferred?
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Percent
Response
Count
Standard Preferred
17.9%34
Participating preferred
9.5%18
Don't Know
72.6%138

3. Should your startup be acquired, do you have legal control over what role, title and responsibilities you'll have post-acquisition?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
14.2%27
No
53.7%102
Don't know
32.1%61

4. Assuming you have equity in the startup you work at, do you know what percentage of total shares outstanding you have?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
62.1%118
No
30.5%58
Does not apply to me
7.4%14

5. Do you know what the industry average is - in terms of percentage of outstanding shares - for startup equity given to employees in positions similar to yours?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
32.1%61
No
67.9%129

6. What type of trigger clause do you have in your startup options agreement?
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Percent
Response
Count
No trigger
17.9%34
Single trigger
16.8%32
Double trigger
10.0%19
Other type of trigger
2.1%4
What's a trigger?
53.2%101

7. If you have a trigger in your options agreement and are aware of what type of trigger you have, did you negotiate the trigger language or accept what the startup proposed to you?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Negotiated trigger language
16.6%30
Accepted what the startup proposed to me
47.0%85
Does not apply to me
36.5%66

8. How much do you expect your startup options to be worth after 4 years' vesting?
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Percent
Response
Count
Nothing
7.4%14
$0-10,000
4.2%8
$10K-$100K
25.3%48
$100K-$1M
37.4%71
$1M+
25.8%49

9. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The prospective startup employee has allies in understanding and optimizing his/her startup equity.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Strongly agree
17.4%33
Somewhat agree
33.2%63
Somewhat disagree
26.8%51
Strongly disagree
22.6%43

10. How many startup liquidity events have you had in your career?
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Percent
Response
Count
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57.9%110
1
23.7%45
2
11.1%21
3
3.2%6
4+
4.2%8

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