Creating a Capitalization Table for your Startup - A Workshop

, New Product and Business Development

You will walk away with a capitalization table ready for sharing and updating or your money back!

“To understand how ownership has been allocated, venture capitalists request that entrepreneurs provide them with capitalization tables…including ‘the employee option pool.’” – Justin J. Camp, "Venture Capital Due Diligence"

"As the entrepreneur, you shouldn't blindly rely on legal counsel to generate these documents. There are a lot of good lawyers out there with poor math skills, and the cap table can get messed up when left in the hands of the lawyers. Although some get it right, it's your cap table." - Brad Feld/Jason Mendelson, "Venture Deals"

Bring your laptop. I'll provide hands-on instruction on building a cap table, talk about some key topics, and answer any related questions you have. 

This class will provide you with an understanding of:

  • What a capitalization table is and why your company needs one
  • How to build a capitalization table
  • How to update it after each round of capital raised
  • Reading a capitalization table 
  • What an employee option pool is, why you need one, and how much you should allocate to it
  • Calculating pre-money and post-money valuations

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there are specific issues you would like me to address. There will be time for Q&A and possibly discussion of other fundraising related topics. 

  • Creating a Capitalization Table for your Startup - A Workshop

    WeWork Midtown

    349 5th Avenue Screening Room
    New York, NY

    Mon, March 26th, 2012

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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Mike Fishbein

New Product and Business Development

VP of Biz Dev at Casual Corp, Contributor at Huffington Post, Mentor at TechLaunch. I've taught over 150 people via Skillshare and am a Master teacher. @mfishbein 

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