Issuing option grants electronically allows you to grant options to employees entirely on Pulley instead of having them sign documents offline.

Overall process

1. Select "Options" as the legal agreement

To start issuing new option grants: click + Add in the left navigation bar → select Options

2. Do a one-time setup

If you're issuing options for the first time in Pulley, you'll need to do a one-time setup:

  1. Set an Options Signatory:

    • Assign who from the company will e-sign all issued options.

    • You can invite and set yourself as the signatory.

  2. Choose Document Type:

3. Enter option grant's details

You can now start setting up options to issue. If you're a Pulley pro and need to issue multiple of the same options agreement, we recommend the "spreadsheet" method.

4. Review your drafted options

Double check and preview the PDFs that your grants' stakeholders will receive and e-sign.


5. Get or upload a board approval

Unanimous written consent from your company's board of directors is required for an option grant to be legally binding. Typically, companies send their board a batch of equity grants to approve once per quarter.

For early stage startups: it is ok for the company to have only one board member, and it may be just you, a founder.

A) Get a new board approval via Pulley
If you do not have a signed board consent for the drafted option grants yet, you can get one done under Board Approvals.

B) Upload a completed board approval
If you already have a signed board consent done outside of the Pulley platform:

  1. Go to the option's details page

  2. Scroll down to "Attachments" and upload the board consent:


6. Collect e-signatures 🖊

After you click Collect Signatures:

  1. If you're the company's Options Signatory, then you'll receive both an email and a task within Pulley to e-sign the agreement.

  2. Wait for the option grants' stakeholders to e-sign, too. You can resend the emails as needed.

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