How Employee Stock Options Work

Startup employees, here’s what you need to know…

Bobby Powers
12 min readFeb 23, 2023

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*This article is not intended to be used as investment advice.

A few years ago, I was hired as the first U.S. employee for a Y Combinator-backed startup.

Before then, I had worked in companies of multiple sizes and industries, but I had never worked in an early-stage startup, so…

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Bobby Powers

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