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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

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I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million.

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CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

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Or they are looking at Hiring a CTO and want to see what salary and equity ranges look like. Powered by Tableau I'm showing snapshots below.

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Marlin Equity Buys LiveOps Cloud

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity has acquired LiveOps Cloud Platform , the companies said today, in a deal which will split LiveOps into two different companies. Current LiveOps investor Presidio Partners also participated in the acquisition with Marlin Equity. LiveOps is based in Austin, Texas.

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

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The data is a bit tough to deal with via a post, so I've shared it two ways: You can find a PDF with some analysis at: CTO Equity Compensation PDF.

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RLH Equity Sells Bluewolf Group To IBM

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners (RLH Equity), has sold one of its portfolio companies, BlueWolf Group , to IBM. RLH Equity is the private equity investment company founded by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, outgoing USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, and Chris Lewis.

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Abacus Data Systems Acquired By Providence Equity

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La Jolla-based Abacus Data Systems , a developer of software to help law firms manage their practices, has been acquired by private equity investor Providence Equity , the companies announced today. Abacus said the strategic majority investment by Providence Equity will help it quickly sale up its technology infrastructure.

Motion Solutions Gets Private Equity Investment

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Aliso Viejo--based Motion Solutions , a developer of linear motion and motion control hardware used in the semiconductor fabrication equipment, medical equipment, aerospace, and robotics industry, has received a private equity funding from North Branch Capital. Financial details of the funding were not announced by the companies. READ MORE>>.

Platinum Equity Bumps Offer For Electro Rent To $382M

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Beverly Hills-based private equity investor Platinum Equity announced this morning that it has bumped its offer for Van Nuys-based Electro Rent to $15.50 per share in cash, up from an earlier, $13.12 per share offer. electro rent platinum equity merger acquisition buyout test equipmentREAD MORE>>.

Angeles Equity Partners Finds $360M For First Private Equity Fund

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Los Angeles-based Angeles Equity Partners , a new private equity investor, said this morning that it has raised $360M in its first private equity fund. The fund, Angeles Equity Partners I, L.P., erppower investment private partners equity angelesThe new fund was founded by Timothy Meyer and Jordan Katz.

Prime Focus Technologies Gets Private Equity Investment

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Los Angeles-based Prime Focus Technologies , a developer of ERP software for the media industry, says it has received its first round of funding from private equity investor Ambit Pragma. prime focus technologies venture capital private equity ambit software hollywood contentSize of the investment was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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Understand where they were in terms of being able to pay or was this equity-only (sweat equity only). And he was still in the process of raising additional capital, so it was equity only. There are cases where I will do equity-only deals. who start with small equity percentages don’t end up making very much from startups.

Lytx Acquired For $500M In Private Equity Acquisition

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San Diego-based automotive telematics provider Lytx has been acquired by private equity investor GTCR , in a deal worth more than $500M in cash, the two said this morning. Lytx--which was originally named DriveCam--was most recently in the hands of private equity investor Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. READ MORE>>.

Vision Internet Gets Private Equity Investment

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The funding came from Caltius Equity Partners. Nachman is the former Chief Business Officer of Velocify, and also served at Marlin Equity Partners, Phoenix Energy Technologies, McKinsey and Company, and Kidder, Peabody & Company. vision internet private equity government venture capital services development executive velocify

Private Equity Firm Puts Epicor Software On Market

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Epicor Software , the supply chain management software company whose roots are in Orange County, has been put up for sale by private equity firm Apax Partners, according to reports Tuesday. epicor software merger acquisition private equity exit apax billion, and has hired investment banking firm Jeffries to handle the sale.

Shopatron Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops e-commerce software, is being acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners , according to the companies. Vista Equity partners said the deal combines both Shopatron and another, e-commerce software provider, MarketLive , which it is acquiring in a simultaneous deal.

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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The Los Angeles-based private equity firm provided funding from its Kayne Partners Fund Group, which invests in high-growth technology businesses. Proficio, a Carlsbad, CA-based startup providing cybersecurity protection services for middle market companies, has raised $12 million in an investment round led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

Newlight Gets Investment From Private Equity Investor

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Irvine-based Newlight , a company developing technology which turns greenhouse gases into plastic, has raised an additional funding from private equity investor METRIX Capital Group. Size of the investment was not disclosed, however, METRIX said it doubled its stake in Newlight last week. READ MORE>>.

Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

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Of course, as you would suspect, equity percentages dilute based on years in business. Most non-founders have less than 2%.

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JMI Equity Backs BrightLine

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San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a provider of marketing services for the interactive TV market. According to New York-based BrightLine , it has scored a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, with JMI Equity's General Partner Brad Woloson joining the company's board of directors.

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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gen-E Scores Private Equity Investment

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equity private capital venture software automation process generatione gen-eFinancial terms of the investment were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Gores Group Closes $2B Private Equity Fund

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group said Wednesday that it has closed on Gores Capital Partners II, L.P., The private equity firm said its commitments went beyond its original, $1.5 gores group private equity funding financial buyout capitalwith commitments of $2 billion. billion target.

Private Equity Firm Set To Sell Hulu Stake, Says Report

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A report today from Bloomberg says that Providence Equity Partners , the private equity firm which owns part of Los Angeles-based Hulu , is selling its stake to the firm's other owners in a deal valuing the firm at about $2 billion. hulu private equity merger acquisition providence disney content streaming hollywoodComcast Corp.,

Platinum Equity's Quark Buys Mobile Publishing Firm

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A firm owned by Los Angeles private equity firm Platinum Equity , desktop publishing tools maker Quark , has acquired a UK-based firm developing cloud-based, tablet and mobile publishing software. pressrun platinum equity merger acquisition quark private software saas cloud mobile tabletREAD MORE>>.

Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

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Of course, as you would suspect, equity percentages dilute based on years in business. Most non-founders have less than 2%.

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Platinum Equity Sells Portfolio Firm Canvas Systems

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has sold one of its portfolio companies, Canvas Systems , a supplier of refurbished IT hardware and services. Platinum Equity had acquired Canvas Systems in April of 2009. canvas systems merger acquisition platinum equity privateREAD MORE>>.

JMI Equity Backs Capsule Tech

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San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a developer of medical device technology, Capsule Tech , the firms announced today. capsule tech technology private equity venture capital medical deviceTerms of the strategic investment were not announced. Capsule Tech is based in Andover, Mass. JMI manages over $2.1

Essential Learning Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

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San Diego-based Essential Learning , which develops interactive education and learning software for behavioral and community health, substance abuse, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare organizations, has been acquird by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Marlin Equity Plans Tellabs Unit Spinout

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners said Wednesday that it is planning to spin out its Tellabs Access products as an independent business. According to Marlin Equity, it has named Mike Dagenais as President and CEO of the Tellabs Access business, which will focus on optical local area networking products.

Craton Equity Leads Major Investment In Bridgelux

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Los Angeles-based private equity fund Craton Equity Partners said Wednesday that it has led a $60M round of investment in Bridgelux , a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology. Craton Equity Partner's David Asarnow joins the Bridgelux board as an observer. READ MORE>>.

Vista Equity Sells Majority Of Websense To Raytheon

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Vista Equity Partners the private equity firm which as been gobbling up San Diego high tech companies and moving them to Texas--has agreed to sell 80 percent of Websense to defense company Raytheon , the three said today. Vista Equity will also invest another $335M in the companies for a 19.7 READ MORE>>.

Gores Group, Platinum Equity Back Data Blue

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Los Angeles-based private equity investors Gores Group and Platinum Equity said this morning that they have backed Data Blue , an Atlanta provider of storage, backup and server virtualization and consolidation solutions for the enterprise market. data blue datablue private equity investment gores group platinum venture capital

JMI Equity Re-Ups On AppNeta

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San Diego-based JMI Equity , the private equity firm investing in software and business services, has re-upped its investment in Wellesley, Mass.-based AppNeta said Wednesday that it has raised $6.2M in additional capital, from Bain Capital Ventures, Egan-Managed Capital , JMI Equity, and Business Development Bank of Canada.

JMI Equity Invests In PointClickCare

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity firm JMI Equity has invested in PointClickCare , a developer of electronic health records software for the long-term care industry. JMI Equity Founder and Managing General Partner Harry Gruner joins PointClickCare's board as part of the funding.

JMI Equity Backs AtTask

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead in a $38M funding for project management software developer AtTask. According to AtTask, it raised $38M in the Series D growth funding for its project management software, and will add JMI Equity''s Peter Arrowsmith to its board. READ MORE>>.

American Solar Direct Gets $5M in Equity Investment

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Santa Monica-based American Solar Direct , a provider of residential solar lease and power purchase agreements, announced this week that it has raised $5M in an equity investment. american solar direct photovoltaic lease cleantech venture capital equityThe round came from WGL Holdings, inc., READ MORE>>.

JMI Equity Backs DoubleVerify In $33M Funding

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La Jolla-based private equity firm JMI Equity has made a big investment in online advertising verification firm DoubleVerify , leading a $33M funding round in the New York company. JMI Equity's Bob Nye, along with IVP's Dennis Phelps, joins the company's board as part of the funding. Nye is out of JMI's Baltimore offices.

Websense Acquisition By Vista Equity Partners Completes

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Vista Equity Partners paid approximately $1 billion for Websense. websense vista equity partners merger acquisition private security software

Marlin Equity Partners Buys 6N Systems

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According to Marlin Equity Partners, it will merge 6N with SigmaCare, one of its portfolio companies. Marlin Equity Partners manages over $2.6

Platinum Equity Buys Kodak's Image Sensor Business

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has acquired the image sensor business of Kodak , Kodak said Monday. equity platinum acquisition merger photo photography semiconductor sensor image imaging kodakFinancial details of the deal were not announced by the firms. READ MORE>>.