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

By Piaw Na

i have labored at five assorted startups in my profession in Silicon Valley. whereas each corporation is exclusive, there are lots of similarities among Silicon Valley startups. As offices move, Silicon Valley startups embrace the yankee dream: they're fascinating, enjoyable, and supply staff with nice flexibility and freedom. sign up for the best startup, and you'll swap the realm! This ebook covers subject matters of curiosity to somebody 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 in case you do to maximise profits from inventory options?
Why is it valuable to workout your inventory innovations in yes conditions?
What do the clauses on your supply letter mean?
How do the clauses on your inventory suggestions agreement have an effect on you?
Drawing from my 17 years of expertise at quite a few pre-IPO businesses in Silicon Valley, I supply solutions to the above questions. vast examples, case reports, and targeted historical past are within the book.

After studying in regards to the own finance part of dealing with inventory ideas, I joined Google below a yr earlier than the IPO and stumbled on that what I had realized used to be infrequently universal wisdom. regardless of explaining the main points to numerous colleagues, many selected to not do the financially constructive factor, resulting in an elevated tax legal responsibility of a number of hundred thousand funds. This ebook was once the results of watching those mess ups, and attempting to hinder others from making a similar mistakes.

What's diversified approximately this book?

Emphasis at the engineering non-founder. so much startup books are all in favour of the founder(s). for each founder at a profitable corporation, there are 1000s of non-founders. This ebook is for everybody who's no longer a founder. i do not inform you find out how to bring up funds or learn a term-sheet. that is the founder's activity. often, the founder's objectives and your targets are assorted. for example, whilst negotiating reimbursement, the worker and enterprise 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 express 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 varied startups and likewise played hundreds and hundreds of interviews.
Covers the real tax making plans subject matters that only a few startups will inform you as a result of worry of proceedings. Employers aren't allowed to push their inventory onto their employees.
Quotes and event from famous profitable startup specialists like Wayne Rosing (Google's first Senior vice president of Engineering), Jeff Rothschild (VP of know-how 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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