Offer Letter, dated June 2, 2016, between the Registrant and Anan Kashyap

EX-10.9 9 d66583dex109.htm EX-10.9 EX-10.9

Exhibit 10.9



Redwood City, CA 94025

June 2, 2016

Dear Anan Kashyap;

Poshmark, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to offer you employment on the following terms:

1. Position. Your initial title will be Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and you will initially report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

2. This is a full-time position. While you render services to the Company, you will not engage in any other employment, consulting or other business activity (whether full-time or part-time) that would create a conflict of interest with the Company. By signing this letter agreement, you confirm to the Company that you have no contractual commitments or other legal obligations that would prohibit you from performing your duties for the Company.

3. Compensation. The Company will pay you a starting salary at the rate of $285,000 per year, payable in accordance with the Company’s standard payroll schedule and subject to applicable deductions and withholdings. This salary will be subject to periodic review and adjustments at the Company’s discretion. As an incentive, it is currently anticipated that you will receive stock options to purchase 594,000 of the company’s common stock according to the vesting schedule, terms and conditions of the company’s stock option plan and subject to approval of the Company’s Board of Directors. These options will also include the standard double trigger provisions. In addition, you are eligible for an annual executive performance bonus of up to 30% of your annual salary based on your personal and company performance.

You will also be reimbursed for your relocation expenses - $20,000 in your first month and then up to $4,000 per month for the next twelve months. The relocation expenses can be deferred as needed. Relocation costs that are considered eligible for reimbursement at 100% of cost under IRS rules will be reimbursed and not be taxed. Any remaining expenses that are ineligible by the IRS will be subject to state and federal taxes.

4. Employee Benefits. As a regular employee of the Company, you will be eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits. In addition, you will be entitled to paid vacation in accordance with the Company’s vacation policy, as in effect from time to time.

5. Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement. Like all Company employees, you will be required, as a condition of your employment with the Company, to sign the Company’s standard Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

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6. Employment Relationship. Employment with the Company is for no specific period of time. Your employment with the Company will be “at will,” meaning that either you or the Company may terminate your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Any contrary representations that may have been made to you are superseded by this letter agreement. This is the full and complete agreement between you and the Company on this term. Although your job duties, title, compensation and benefits, as well as the Company’s personnel policies and procedures, may change from time to time, the “at will” nature of your employment may only be changed in an express written agreement signed by you and a duly authorized officer of the Company (other than you).

7. Tax Matters.

(a) Withholding. All forms of compensation referred to in this letter agreement are subject to reduction to reflect applicable withholding and payroll taxes and other deductions required by law.

(b) Tax Advice. You are encouraged to obtain your own tax advice regarding your compensation from the Company. You agree that the Company does not have a duty to design its compensation policies in a manner that minimizes your tax liabilities, and you will not make any claim against the Company or its Board of Directors related to tax liabilities arising from your compensation.

8. Interpretation, Amendment and Enforcement. This letter agreement and Exhibit A constitute the complete agreement between you and the Company, contain all of the terms of your employment with the Company and supersede any prior agreements, representations or understandings (whether written, oral or implied) between you and the Company. This letter agreement may not be amended or modified, except by an express written agreement signed by both you and a duly authorized officer of the Company. The terms of this letter agreement and the resolution of any disputes as to the meaning, effect, performance or validity of this letter agreement or arising out of, related to, or in any way connected with, this letter agreement, your employment with the Company or any other relationship between you and the Company (the “Disputes”) will be governed by California law, excluding laws relating to conflicts or choice of law. You and the Company submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in San Francisco, California, in connection with any Dispute or any claim related to any Dispute.

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We hope that you will accept our offer to join the Company. You may indicate your agreement with these terms and accept this offer by signing and dating both the enclosed duplicate original of this letter agreement and the enclosed Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement and returning them to me. As required by law, your employment with the Company is contingent upon your providing legal proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.


Very truly yours,

/s/ Manish Chandra

Title: Manish Chandra, CEO


I have read and accept this employment offer:   

/s/ Anan Kashyap

Signature of Employee   
Dated: 6/2/2016   
Exhibit A: Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement