First Employees

Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the start-up process by providing advice, tips, and answering questions. Today he discusses what to look for in first employees, as well as how to weigh the value of salary vs stock.

Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the start-up process by providing advice, tips, and answering questions. Today he discusses what to look for in first employees, as well as how to weigh the value of salary vs stock.


Jay's Chalkboard Notes About First Employees

- Need to be hungry/ambitious

- Need to be jack of all trades

- Offer stock options

- Pay a more competitive rate - or - give away more equity

- Create an option pool for new employees

- Offer lower salary & higher stock or vice versa