There’s a ton of advice out there for startup founders on how to raise money, set up business infrastructure, and track performance in the early stages of a company’s life. But there’s not as much guidance for managers of new venture funds.
In 2018, tech news has been dominated by seemingly endless stories of another “unicorn” raising a colossal round. These valuations are fueled by VCs raising huge funds earmarked for late stage companies. With increased access to capital, companies find staying private longer increasingly attractive. We decided to take a look behind these headlines and dig into the data.
If employees exercised incentive stock options (ISOs) last tax year, your company needs to file IRS Form 3921. Companies must file one form per employee, and if they miss the deadline or ignore IRS reminders and fail to file, they could end up paying expensive fines.
ASC 718 is the standard way companies expense employee stock-based compensation on an income statement. Equity awards are part of compensation and have a specific set of accounting rules, stated in ASC 718, that companies should follow.
Aaron Jacobs, an ASC 820 expert, hosts a webinar explaining what ASC 820 is and what’s changing with the new guidance. Carta offers both self and full-service ASC 820 services to ensure your fund is ready for audit.
As your cap table grows, managing equity can get increasingly complicated and time consuming. Managing equity can become a full-time job depending on your company’s size and equity plan.
Watch our recent webinar covering common questions like “what is a 409A valuation?” and “how should common stock value compare with preferred stock value?”
ASC 820 offers guidance on how to value illiquid assets and stands for Accounting Standards Codification 820. Watch our recent webinar to learn more.
Much has been said about the gender pay gap, but most publicly available research focuses on only one part of compensation: salary. But in startups, wealth is created through equity ownership on the cap table.