The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to understanding stock options

The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to understanding stock options

When you're running a new startup, you probably can't compete with the likes of Google or Amazon on salary. But you can offer promising new hires the chance to play an integral role in your company's success, and to reap the benefits later on. Equity is a common component of compensation packages at early-stage startups:…
Uber’s first employee and one of Travis Kalanick’s last allies has left the company’s board just 2 weeks after IPO

Uber’s first employee and one of Travis Kalanick’s last allies has left the company’s...

Ryan Graves, Uber's first-ever employee and its former CEO, has stepped down from the board of directors just two weeks after the ride-hailing company's massive initial public offering. In a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, the company said that Graves is not stepping down over any disagreement with the company,…
Why Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in an epic feud that’s lasted years

Why Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in an epic feud that’s lasted years

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in an epic feud that's been raging for years. But it wasn't always the case. In 2004, for example, the two titans had dinner together. Today, instead of passing ideas, they're berating each other for the world to see. Here's how things got so out of hand. Following is…
Embattled health-tech startup Nurx just hired a new top doctor to replace an employee who left in January and criticized the company

Embattled health-tech startup Nurx just hired a new top doctor to replace an employee...

The embattled health-tech startup Nurx has hired a new top doctor to replace its medical director who departed in January and publicly criticized the company's practices. Dr. Kim Boyd was named to replace Dr. Jessica Knox, who had been Nurx's medical director since 2015. Knox told The New York Times that the startup's approach was…
The Pentagon is sending more troops and weapons of war to the Middle East to confront Iran

The Pentagon is sending more troops and weapons of war to the Middle East...

PENTAGON — The US is deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to defend US forces and American allies and partners in the region from Iran, defense officials said Friday, explaining the additional force protection is necessary as intelligence shows that Iran continues to plot attacks against US interests in the region. "The acting…
The SEC is reportedly investigating whether Boeing was transparent enough with shareholders about problems with the 737 Max

The SEC is reportedly investigating whether Boeing was transparent enough with shareholders about problems...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating whether Boeing gave shareholders sufficient information about problems with its 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg reported. The agency is also reportedly examining financial documents from the aerospace manufacturer to determine whether it properly accounted for the potential impact of issues associated with the 737 Max. The SEC declined…
A Wall Street firm focused on disruption is delusional when it comes to Tesla

A Wall Street firm focused on disruption is delusional when it comes to Tesla

In the world of professional Tesla investors, ARK Invest and its chief, Cathie Wood, have gained some fame — or notoriety — for arguing that Tesla shares could hit $4,000 at some point in the not-so-distant future. On Friday, Tesla headed into the holiday weekend at $190, having dropped about 40% year to date. Depending…
Amazon will soar by 65% if its retail business is valued like Alibaba instead of Walmart, analyst says

Amazon will soar by 65% if its retail business is valued like Alibaba instead...

A Wall Street firm says Amazon shares could soar by 65% to $3,000 apiece within two years if the market stops valuing its retail segment as a brick-and-mortar business and instead looks at it as an e-commerce one. Currently, the market is valuing Amazon's enormous retail segment with a "brick & mortar" multiple of 0.8…
GOLDMAN SACHS: Buying the stocks most popular with hedge funds has been a market-crushing strategy. Here are the 17 they love the most.

GOLDMAN SACHS: Buying the stocks most popular with hedge funds has been a market-crushing...

If you're ever at a loss for what to do in the stock market, following the so-called smart money is never a bad idea. This has been especially true in 2019. Boasting an 18% return, a Goldman Sachs-maintained basket of the stocks most popular with hedge funds has beaten the benchmark by a full 3…
Facebook held talks with Mark Zuckerberg’s arch rivals the Winklevoss twins for a partnership on the company’s new cryptocurrency

Facebook held talks with Mark Zuckerberg’s arch rivals the Winklevoss twins for a partnership...

REUTERS/Adam Hunger   Mark Zuckerberg may be ready to forgive the Winklevoss twins, who sued him for stealing their idea of a social network. Facebook has held talks with Gemini, the bitcoin billionaires' cryptocurrency exchange, about its planned digital coin, according to the Financial Times. The social media giant has been working for more than…

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