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Cap Tables

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 Ultimate Guide to Cap Tables for Startup Founders

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.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 8 min read

Startup Fundraising: Key Differences Between SAFEs and Convertible Notes

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.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 6 min read
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Par Value & FMV: How To Price Your Startup's Common Shares

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.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 8 min read

How Startups Equity Works: Common and Preferred Share Classes

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.

James Hottensenby James Hottensen • 3 min read

How Does a Startup Option Pool Work?

Learn how startup stock option pools work and how to use equity compensation to recruit key employees to join your team.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

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