So how many staff were at this "Otto" company?
$680m pays for a small army of nerds.
Of was it just him?
And a note that $250m was a stock option, not a recruitment bonus, no doubt well below what Uber reckons their stock is worth.
But since Uber is not yet publicly quoted and has multiple issues that $250m of stock might not be nearly quite as valuable as the powdered Unicorn horn Uber think they are.
My first signing bonus was a bottle of champagne. I never opened it as I didn't think a new job was that worthy. I'm still waiting for that occasion.