If so, do the options just turn into company ownership and then ongoing distribution checks?
I have been approached to advise companies with this arrangement. In the arrangement I was considering, the options simply turned to ownership but there was an end date by which the distribution had to be paid. Hope that helps!
If the advisor is willing to accept vested options, and there is no deceit involved, then sure.
Yes, there are a variety of ways to compensate advisors.
- Vested options or warrants are one option.
- Phantom stock
- You can create convertible debenture with event triggers for payback such as funding events, revenue targets, and more.
You have the flexibility to structure non cash compensation in a manner that works for the company and is still attractive to the adviser.
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