Startups · Stock Options

Does anybody have boilerplate language for a Start-Up Stock Options Plan?

W. Hoppe CEO at Sabreez, llc

September 14th, 2016

Perhaps there is a recommended resource?
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Annick Fuchs Startup lawyer in the Silicon Valley and Europe, ex Director Legal PayPal

September 14th, 2016

It has proven that NVCA templates are best for boiler plates. I usually recommend my clients to look through there, fill in the blanks to the best of their knowledge and then I revise only the end result, saving them a lot of money. Hope this helps

Sebastien Mirolo CEO DjaoDjin inc.

September 14th, 2016

YC, Techstars, and many other programs have open sourced their startup legal document templates. I believe the latests stock plans from YC can be found at https://www.clerky.com/yc-stock-plan-forms

Alf Poor Chief Operating Officer at Global Data Sentinel

September 14th, 2016

Excellent resource Annick is suggesting, here's the link: http://nvca.org/resources/model-legal-documents/

Alf Poor Chief Operating Officer at Global Data Sentinel

September 14th, 2016

Any decent start-up attorney will provide you a pack of core legal documents, including a stock option plan.

Tom Duffy

September 15th, 2016

WTG Alf and Sebastian are on point with this question