A ‘calculator with context’ that helps demystify how stock options work in startups.


Early-stage startups often struggle with creating stock option packages because reliable data is hard to find and regulations vary from country to country.

Index had built a model of how to create option packages based on the largest industry dataset ever collected. We helped them turn it into a tool that provides answers, explains how each aspect was important, and analyses the final result. It is a guided tour of stock option packages.

The OptionPlan calculator was released as part of Index Ventures’ Rewarding Talent campaign and received wide recognition. Try OptionPlan out here.