Don’t let your investors determine the size of the option pool for you. Use a hiring plan to justify a small option pool, increase your share price, and increase your effective valuation.
(Full Post: http://venturehacks.com/articles/option-pool-shuffle)
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.