Considering joining an early-stage startup? Often, people cite mission and culture as the top reasons for joining a startup. How can you determine whether those benefits outweigh the financial risks and uncertainties?  We review factors that anyone joining an early-stage startup should consider, including how to understand the value of receiving equity shares as an employee. Hear from co-founders, advisors, and others who decided to take the leap and join an early-stage startup.

How to Value Your Equity at an Early Stage Startup

Deciding to start or join a startup entails risks that many believe receiving equity in the company offsets. But how do you know how to value the equity shares you're offered? HBS professor and expert in entrepreneurial management, Chris Stanton, shares a simple formula to help you understand how to value your equity.

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