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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
37.6%59
Yes, within 5% accuracy
8.3%13
Yes, within 10% accuracy
12.1%19
No
42.0%66

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
17.8%28
Participating preferred
10.8%17
Don't Know
71.3%112

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
14.0%22
No
50.3%79
Don't know
35.7%56

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
63.7%100
No
28.7%45
Does not apply to me
7.6%12

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
31.2%49
No
68.8%108

6. What type of trigger clause do you have in your startup options agreement?
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Percent
Response
Count
No trigger
19.1%30
Single trigger
16.6%26
Double trigger
10.2%16
Other type of trigger
2.5%4
What's a trigger?
51.6%81

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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Percent
Response
Count
Negotiated trigger language
13.4%20
Accepted what the startup proposed to me
47.7%71
Does not apply to me
38.9%58

8. How much do you expect your startup options to be worth after 4 years' vesting?
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Percent
Response
Count
Nothing
8.9%14
$0-10,000
3.2%5
$10K-$100K
24.8%39
$100K-$1M
36.3%57
$1M+
26.8%42

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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Percent
Response
Count
Strongly agree
14.0%22
Somewhat agree
35.7%56
Somewhat disagree
26.8%42
Strongly disagree
23.6%37

10. How many startup liquidity events have you had in your career?
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Percent
Response
Count
0
54.8%86
1
26.1%41
2
12.1%19
3
2.5%4
4+
4.5%7

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