Lawyers are usually done with their work when an equity plan ends up as a pile of paper in a drawer. Yet we believe that signing a contract is the beginning of what should be kept alive. After all, motivation is an ongoing process.
Sharesquare was born at De Roos Advocaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One of their partners had a strong wish to make employee equity plans better and more effective than ever before. One of their customers loved the idea, and many more are joining them!
Today we perceive the concept of work quite differently. We search for meaning in a job, a purpose of belonging and, simply said, something more than a paycheck. Highly skilled people, especially, have drastically changed their attitude towards employment.
The War for Talent
Although algorithms get more intelligent, human capital remains scarce. Apart from attracting key employees, entrepreneurs need to give people a solid reason to stay and build on the business. After all, switching jobs is easier than ever.
Excel, paper and lingo
The idea to provide people with an incentive to consciously build on business growth is not new. Equity plans already exist for some time. Unfortunately, they are often deployed in a very old-fashioned way.
Companies spend much time, effort, and money just to end up with a long, boring, and hard-to-understand legal document, accompanied by an over-complicated excel file. Imagine also how challenging it is to onboard participants.
Plain English dashboards
Our mission is to empower companies in their approach to reward people intelligently by offering a platform in which companies can easily set up, activate and manage a virtual equity plan.
Crystal clear financials in easy to understand language are the new way to go, for a fraction of the old-fashioned price tag. You can create your plan for free. If you need help, our lawyers are there for you, still for free. When ready, deploy without a hassle.