In 2013 at Thunder (we were called PaperG at the time), one of our employees decided to get pregnant. This was a first for the company, so in addition to being excited for her, we found ourselves putting into place our own maternity leave policy for the first time.
We started by researching what other startups were providing their employees. Surprisingly we found no definitive guide or benchmark for startups, so we conducted our own survey to help create one.
For our research, we polled people from our network of startups—with little funding to post IPO—to see what types of policies were being implemented across startups at different stages. [Read more…]