How does Upstock work?
Employers input employees into Upstock to issue legally binding equity
Optimized contracts issue best equity units available in each jurisdiction (most commonly Fortune 1000 RSUs)
Performance-based algorithm calculates a fair division of equity
Optimized Fortune 1000 Equity Contracts
Real-Time Motivational Dashboard
Workers and employers can watch equity growing in real time
Dashboard allows workers to see & believe their work is paying off
Workers are incentivized to make decisions for the long-term success of the company
RSUs: Battle tested by Fortune 1000s
Upstock helps companies motivate & incentivize workers using modernized equity.
What do clients love about Upstock?
Reduced Payroll Expenses
Improved Stock Units
Upstock's legal docs issue flexible RSU equity units just like Fortune 1000s
Based on equity plans at Facebook, Apple, Google and more
Approximately 40x more affordable than hiring traditional lawyers
Far superior to stock options due to vastly reduced tax complexity
Business owners can offer meaningful equity instead of only cash payments
Reducing payroll expenses by up to 75% while allowing scalability
What are the benefits of Upstock?
Increases team motivation
Allows teams to scale
Equity gives workers an increased sense of long-term ownership & creates palpable alignment
Offers workers the feeling that "we're all in this together"
Generates new pathways for entrepreneurs to expand their team
Small- to medium-sized businesses can issue equity in addition to cash, enabling them to hire more workers.
Leads to an average of 68.5% cash savings on payroll (as seen in over 150,000 hours of case study)
Generates a highly motivated team invested in helping the company achieve its goals
Reduces workplace politics
Solves cap-table problems
Boosts worker retention
Reduces overall legal risk
Enables granting of equity without adding to cap table
Everyone has a shared stake in company success
Helps employees feel aligned and "in it together"
Grants RSUs instead of stock or stock options
Workers with a long-term stake are more likely to stay
Equity contracts created by some of the world's top equity lawyers
Reduces turnover costs and generates better morale
Additional vetting & bulletproofing by Big 4 accounting firms
Relieve need for lawyers
RSUs generally don't require filing or paying taxes until the final payout
Saves workers significant money & hassle
Can be set up & managed without third parties like lawyers & CPAs
Significantly reduces time & money spent on legal services
Documents & software are optimized over time
Automatically upgraded to fit changing requirements
Founders can easily customize equity plans to fit needs
Adjustable to desired levels of transparency & flexibility
Reduces tax & legal burdens
Easy to customize
Say goodbye to stacks of documents that sit forgotten in drawers never to be touched. Say hello to dynamic visualization of equity, where workers see their share in the company growing in real-time, along with their hard work.
Upstock's Dynamic Interface
Offers the ability to view equity over time
Built for any type of worker, including employees, contractors & advisors
Simple tools to manage workers & equity
Allows business owners to dynamically adjust incentives to maximize critical periods
Upstock's Performance Algorithm
Upstock's real-time algorithm calculates worker equity distribution automatically through adjusting performance-based equity pool according to productive inputs for each team member (based on time, defined tasks, or milestones).
Workers 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 Motivational Dashboard
RSUs: Improving on Stock Options
Upstock issues RSUs instead of stock options, which is better for most workers because they:
Workers vastly prefer RSUs compared to stock options, which are more expensive & confusing, and still, need to be purchased later
Business owners don't have to grant shareholder rights, keeping voting & decision-making chaos to a minimum
Workers don't have to pay tax on equity or buy options until the money is available (i.i. when the company achieves financial success)