All about how to manage your startup's cap table, from incorporation to your first financing to managing your employee stock option pool as you scale your company. We cover topics including 409A valuations, dilution, employee vesting and more.
The SAFE has become more popular as a way of financing early stage startups since its creation in 2013. But convertibles notes are still used by investors around the world. We break down key differences between SAFEs and convertible notes.
By James Hottensen • 6 min read
Most founders have little clue about how cap tables work when they start their first startup. Keeping accurate records of your cap table is essential for startup founders if they plan on raising capital from VCs or selling the company.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 8 min read
Startups typically issue common shares to founders, employees, advisors and consultants; they issue preferred shares to investors as part of venture financing rounds The preferred class of stock in a startup is typically subdivided into series, each representing a different round of financing, like Series A, Series B, and so on.
By James Hottensen • 3 min read
Just getting your startup incorporated? Find out how to price your company's common shares and learn how the fair market value (FMV) of common shares changes as your company grows.
By Stefan Nagey • 8 min read