A capitalization table (or “cap table”) is a list of all the securities your company has issued and who owns them. Learn why you need a cap table, what one looks like, how to make one, and more.
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Unlike public companies where value is set by the market, private companies use independent appraisers to assess their value. Fair market value is the current value of a private company’s common stock and it determines the strike price.
A tender offer is a structured, company-sponsored liquidity event. Tender offers can be company share-buybacks or third-party investor purchases.
A tear sheet helps LPs understand how their investment is performing. Download our tear sheet example to get started today.
Founders and CFOs: here’s what you need to do before raising your next round and how Carta can help.
Stock options aren’t actual shares—they’re the opportunity to exercise (purchase) a certain amount of company shares at an agreed-upon price. Learn more.
Watch our webinar on fund compliance, common compliance mistakes, and regulatory changes.
If you’re at a company that has potential to be acquired, learn how an acquisistion could affect your equity.
Exercising stock options means purchasing shares of the issuer’s common stock at the set price defined in your option grant.