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Best practices for using equity as a hiring and retention tool for your startup

Madhu Singh

Presenter: Madhu Singh, Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group
Topics: Fundamentals for Startups, HR/Hiring/Culture, Training
Posted: 03/3/2023


This session speaks to recommended practices when offering equity to new hires, service providers, or advisors. How best to frame equity to balance the needs of your startup but also engaging the right folks to join you and support your growth. Madhu covers common pitfalls as well as successful models.

Presenter Bio

Madhu Singh is founder and managing attorney at Foundry Law Group. Her team helps early and growing companies, nonprofits, startups, and entrepreneurs build and grow their ventures. The firm provides legal strategies at all stages of incorporation, financing, growth, and eventual exits. Currently, she is president of TiESeattle, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping entrepreneurs for success. She is an active member of the business and startup community and enjoys connecting her clients with resources to enrich and expand their existing enterprises. She has a JD/MBA from the University of Kansas and recently completed her nine-year tenure as co-lead of the Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Seattle University.

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