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Vesting Cliff

photo by Wonderlane

photo by Wonderlane

VESTING CLIFF

Description

A vesting cliff refers to the point in time at which your stock options will begin to vest. For example, you will begin to accrue stock options after one year if your equity compensation has a one-year vesting cliff.

helpful resources

Vesting Cliff selection at Investopedia

Rob Fitzpatrick's Equity basics: vesting, cliffs, acceleration, and exits at The Startup Toolkit