Author: Julie Stewart

Startup Equity Division: What Seems Most Fair Often Isn’t 0

Startup Equity Division: What Seems Most Fair Often Isn’t

I’ve been reading and hearing from attorneys in Silicon Valley recently who remark about the often difficult legal disputes that arise between startup founders and partners, both in their initial formation stages, and later...

The 3 Most Common Hiring Mistakes 0

The 3 Most Common Hiring Mistakes

Mistakes, I’ve made a few….just like the old Sinatra song, we can all lay claim to some past bungles. Hiring mistakes, though, can be costly and they affect more than just you. Bad hires...

New SEC Crowdfunding Rules – What They Mean for the Freelance Economy 0

New SEC Crowdfunding Rules – What They Mean for the Freelance Economy

Last month, the SEC issued its final Crowdfunding regulation under Title III of the JOBS Act. The purpose is to allow non accredited investors the ability to make equity investments in startups, a privilege which...

New at Graphite: Browsing for talent just got easier 0

New at Graphite: Browsing for talent just got easier

It’s easier than ever to find an investment banking consultant these days, even if it’s for a very unusual need. New search filters make this possible. Imagine you’ve got a highly specialized need for...

A World Where Everybody Gets Paid What They’re Worth? 0

A World Where Everybody Gets Paid What They’re Worth?

“If we care more about tasks than about people, then tech will replace people. If we care more about people than about tasks, then tech can leverage people. ”          ...

Tips for Landing a Project on Graphite 0

Tips for Landing a Project on Graphite

“How do I improve my chances of getting hired as a professional through Graphite?” With more than 2200 professionals already registered to work through Graphite and more joining every week, we have been fielding...

New 1099-K Rules: IRS Is Catching Up With The Freelance Economy 0

New 1099-K Rules: IRS Is Catching Up With The Freelance Economy

New 1099-K Rules: If your business hires contractors through online work platforms, your tax reporting job for this year just got a lot easier. We wanted to bring attention to some recent changes in tax laws...

How Hiring or Finding Work Online Is Changing: Trends to Watch in 2016 0

How Hiring or Finding Work Online Is Changing: Trends to Watch in 2016

A great workplace shift is underway. We’re seeing it in the way workforces are structured  – or even defined.  It’s being driven by multiple factors: a constantly changing global business environment, a highly competitive marketplace that features...

For Finance Professionals, A Third Way to Achieve Work-Life Balance 0

For Finance Professionals, A Third Way to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Whenever I attend a panel discussion on “Women in ___”(fill in the name of the professional field: Technology, Engineering, Law, etc.), a common theme emerges to explain the persistent gender imbalance in the more senior...

Best Places in the World for Entrepreneurs 0

Best Places in the World for Entrepreneurs

At Graphite, many of our clients are entrepreneurs developing or expanding a startup business. They find us to be a great source to test out a potential hire for key finance positions like a VP...