How do I sign up and create a Pilot account?
Interested in using Pilot to pay your international contractors and employees? Fill out this demo form, and we'll be in touch with you!
How long does it take for my account to be verified?
The verification process can take 3-5 business days, depending on whether we need more details from you. Once your account is verified, you can start inviting team members.
How do I bulk invite contractors?
We can assist you with bulk invitations by providing a CSV import template that your company completes with your contractors' information. If you wish to bulk-invite many contractors to your company, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does Pilot charge me for archived contractors?
Not at all. You're only charged for active contractors (i.e., people to whom you send at least one payment in a given month).
Can I grant equity to my international team members?
Yes! With most stock option plans, you can issue equity to your international team members just like you would to your US team members. As long as someone has a service relationship with the company they’d be eligible to receive stock grants like any other employee. Someone being a contractor satisfies that test too.
The main difference is that you’d issue NSOs, not ISOs.
Non-qualified stock options (NSOs) are a type of stock option that does not qualify for favourable tax treatment for the employee. Unlike with incentive stock options (ISOs), where you don't pay taxes upon exercise, with NSOs you pay taxes both when you exercise the option (purchase shares) and sell those shares.
Pilot doesn't handle the actual issuance of equity. This must be handled by a law firm.