Although we are controlling for as many risks as we possibly can to ensure that Upstock is an equity system that workers can trust, there are many external factors that affect the actual worth of the equity that workers receive. The value of equity relies on the company’s success. So if the company is not successful, the equity that worker will receive would, unfortunately, not be worth much.
On the bright side, data has shown that companies that do offer their employees equity compensation like that of Upstock’s perform reasonably better compared to those that do not. This means that these companies have a higher chance of success.