Every team member of AngelList is on a 6-year vesting schedule. Including the founders. Why? Because it takes a long time to build something important. And we want everyone to stick around for a long time. Because we want people who are here for the mission, not a payday. Because it sells prospective hires: the team you’re joining isn’t going anywhere.
(Full Post: http://venturehacks.com/articles/6-year-vesting)
Babak Nivi is a co-founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks. Previously, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and Atlas Venture. He has worked on startups including Songbird, Grockit, and Kovio. He went to school at MIT where received 2 patents and published in Science.