About sharesquare.co

Website

Address

Hamerstraat 19, Amsterdam

Company Size

1-15
Summary

OUR APPROACH

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.

ABOUT US

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!

Shifting psychology

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.

Tech Stack

Application and Data

Laravel
Javascript
MySQL
PHP
Redis
nginx
Vue.js
Stripe

DevOps

GitHub
Git
Docker
npm
Bash

Utilities

Google Analytics
Mailgun

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
JIRA
Miro
Right: Friday live from the official Sharesquare home office. Left: more Sharesquaristen!