What is Upstock?
Workers and employers can watch equity growing in real time
Dashboard allows workers to see & believe that their work is paying off
Workers are incentivized to make decisions for the long-term success of the company
Optimized RSU Centric
Employers input workers into Upstock to issue legally binding equity
Workers can vest a fixed number of shares (ex: four years, one year cliff).
Or workers can vest a dynamic number depending on their contribution. Our performance algorithm calculates a fair division of equity.
Now offering a crypto friendly option
Crypto companies should not give their workers coins directly for legal regulatory reasons.
Now crypto companies can offer Restricted Token Units (RTUs) to reward and engage their team members.
Contact us for more information.
Our Onboarding Process
Sign up for an Upstock account.
Time frame: 5 minutes
Information needed: business name, contact information, payment information for Upstock subscription.
Add team members to the pool.
Time frame: 10 - 30 minutes
Information needed: team members' emails, large companies can import to Upstock.
Total time required: 30 - 80 minutes
Create your equity pool.
Time frame: 15 minutes
Information needed: percentage of company equity you wish to start with. This number can easily be increased at a later date.
Sit back and wait for your team to sign legal documents.
Team members will need to log in to Upstock, review their document, enter in full name and address, then digitally sign.
Workers see their equity growing in value in real time.
Issue equity for non-founder workers.
Perfect for formed companies that have already issued founder equity.
Now workers can view their equity through an easy-to-use interface, allowing them to see a meaningful visualization of their stake in the company & inspiring them to give their best effort at growing the company's future success.
Upstock's real-time algorithm calculates worker equity distribution automatically through adjusting a performance-based equity pool according to productivity inputs for each team member (based on time, defined tasks, or milestones).
Intuitive Administrative Interface
Say goodbye to stacks of documents that sit forgotten in drawers never to be touched.
Say hello to a dynamic visualization of equity, Giving employers simple tools to manage workers and equity. Now business owners can adjust incentives to maximize critical periods.
Easily find equity documents and instantly allow workers to see their share in the company growing in real-time along with their hard work.
Built for any type of worker, including employees, contractors, and advisors.
RSUs: Battle Tested by Fortune 1000s
Upstock is built on RSU equity units, just like at:
Offer meaningful equity instead of only cash payments.
RSUs: Improving on Stock Options
Upstock issues RSUs instead of stock options, which is better for most workers because they:
Reduces tax burdens
Workers won't have to buy stock options or pay tax on equity until the money is available (i.e. when the company achieves financial success)
Avoid cap table problems
Business owners don't have to grant shareholder rights, keeping voting & decision-making chaos to a minimum
Feel like a fair exchange
Workers vastly prefer RSUs compared to stock options, which are more expensive & confusing, and will still need to be purchased later