As a founder, understanding your cap table is crucial to managing your company’s equity and planning for future growth. In this section, we dive into the world of cap tables—how they work, types of equity offered, calculating ownership percentages, valuations, vesting schedules, and more.
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3 sections • 13 videos • 1h 21m total length
Dive into the world of cap tables—how they work, types of equity offered, calculating ownership percentages, valuations, vesting schedules, and more.
|Chapter 1: What’s a cap table?||02.30|
|Chapter 2: Incorporating, and creating your first cap table||06.50|
|Chapter 3: Common vs. preferred shares||05.52|
|Chapter 4: How convertible notes work||06.33|
|Chapter 5: How SAFEs work||04.04|
|Chapter 6: Stock options, strike prices, and vesting schedules||09.10|
|Chapter 7: Valuations and fair market values||03.59|
Ready to create your first cap table? Begin the journey of a fictional company as we build a cap table from scratch, bring in an advisor, raise early funding rounds, and hire our first employees.
|Chapter 1: The seed round||11.34|
|Chapter 2: The Series A, and your first valuation||07.49|
|Chapter 3: Options pools, dilution, and converting the SAFE||06.18|
|Chapter 4: What’s a valuation cap?||05.10|
We’re upping the ante in Section 3 as we raise another funding round to scale our fictional company. We’ll also see how our cap table comes into play when the company sells, goes public, or has a liquidity event.
|Chapter 1: The Series B||09.28|
|Chapter 2: Course recap||01.37|
Ready to put your knowledge to the test? Download Carta’s free cap table template, and create your first cap table today.
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