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In this edition of Knowledge Base, Richard Liew talks with Luke Smith, CEO of share administration platform Orchestra.

Many companies, including startups, choose to allocate shares or share options to team members as a way to attract, retain and incentivise employees. In this discussion we cover key insights for founders who may be considering employee share schemes for their team members.

Topics Covered:

  • What is an employee share scheme?
  • What are employee share scheme benefits for employees?
  • What are employee share scheme benefits for employers?
  • What’s the difference between shares and share options?
  • What’s the difference between a share register and a cap (capitalisation) table?
  • What are some of the potential issues founders should know about when setting up a share scheme?

Orchestra is a supporter of the Startup NZ entrepreneurs scholarship programme.

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