Was offered 2,000 options for a startup in Series C as an HRBP. Is this fair?

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What’s the denominator? We would need to know a percentage, 2000 options is meaningless on its own.

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You need to ask what the cap table generally looks like.

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You need to find out the size of the options pool eg 10% of the company to understand how much of that pool and company you can get

I would also read the whole contract eg what happens if you leave, can you keep the options .
Or vesting time usually 3-4 years
Etc

I vest 25% after the first year, and 2.5% every month after - fully vested after 4 years

Cost of options and market cap of said options are both needed to understand (and model) future value.

So is the % of total shares outstanding. I am happy to have 1 share in a company with 10 total shares and unhappy to get a million shares in a company with ten trillion shares.

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