Upstock makes my workers feel like part of a team.
Incentives are everything. Upstock is pioneering a new way to motivate employees with aligned incentives. There's nothing else like it out there on the market.
I saved $1.5 million cash by paying workers in equity.
Our team would cease to exist without the ability to see what their efforts are worth.
A bootstrapped startup without Upstock is like trying to build a fire with no kindling.
I am onto my second venture with Upstock — I built my last tech company with a dream and nearly zero capital. Without this great product, there’s no way I could’ve grown our team to 25 contributors with top talent from Amazon, Sutter Health, Inspire Health, and IBM Watson. I couldn’t do business without Upstock equity-as-a-service.
Upstock continues to give our early team confidence to bootstrap with sweat equity. We’ve spent one-third of what it might have cost to get where we are, and best of all, our team has developed a strong passion for collective ownership.
Our team loves Upstock because they earn the equity that would have been sold to investors for the cash to pay them out anyway. Ownership is huge to our people, so we’ve traded upfront cash for the long-term potential inherent in what we’re building together. This has been a big part of our team culture, as we’ve all worked hard to de-risk the business and show more traction before selling too much of our company too soon.”