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.


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


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

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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