An Engineer's Guide to Silicon Valley Startups by Piaw Na

By Piaw Na

i have labored at five varied startups in my occupation in Silicon Valley. whereas each corporation is exclusive, there are various similarities among Silicon Valley startups. As offices cross, Silicon Valley startups embrace the yankee dream: they're fascinating, enjoyable, and supply staff with nice flexibility and freedom. subscribe to the appropriate startup, and you'll swap the realm! This booklet covers issues of curiosity to someone who desires to paintings at startups:

How do you get a task at a startup?
How do you decide which startups to speak to?
How do you procedure interviewing at a startup?
How may you negotiate compensation?
Once at a startup, what if you do to maximise profits from inventory options?
Why is it positive to workout your inventory concepts in yes conditions?
What do the clauses on your supply letter mean?
How do the clauses on your inventory thoughts agreement have an effect on you?
Drawing from my 17 years of expertise at a variety of pre-IPO businesses in Silicon Valley, I offer solutions to the above questions. vast examples, case stories, and special history are within the book.

After studying concerning the own finance aspect of dealing with inventory innovations, I joined Google below a 12 months sooner than the IPO and came across that what I had realized was once not often universal wisdom. regardless of explaining the main points to numerous colleagues, many selected to not do the financially effective factor, resulting in an elevated tax legal responsibility of a number of hundred thousand cash. This booklet was once the results of looking at those mess ups, and attempting to hinder others from making an identical mistakes.

What's diversified approximately this book?

Emphasis at the engineering non-founder. such a lot startup books are occupied with the founder(s). for each founder at a winning corporation, there are hundreds of thousands of non-founders. This ebook is for everybody who's no longer a founder. i do not inform you how you can elevate cash or learn a term-sheet. that is the founder's task. usually, the founder's objectives and your ambitions are assorted. for example, while negotiating reimbursement, the worker and agency sit down on contrary aspects of the table.
Short and to the purpose. Pages will not be wasted telling you ways to write down a resume. I convey you the way an engineering interviewer thinks. I did over three hundred interviews for Google, and sat on a hiring committee for three years. sooner than that, i used to be an engineering supervisor for three various startups and likewise played countless numbers of interviews.
Covers the $64000 tax making plans subject matters that only a few startups will inform you due to worry of complaints. Employers aren't allowed to push their inventory onto their employees.
Quotes and adventure from recognized winning startup specialists like Wayne Rosing (Google's first Senior vice chairman of Engineering), Jeff Rothschild (VP of expertise at fb, Co-Founder of Veritas, Co-Founder of Mpath Interactive), and different startup veterans.
More importantly, you will get to profit what different engineers think!

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