Capitalization Tables, often referred to as simply “Cap Tables” are an important part of any corporate structure. Cap tables become complex quickly and have a unique set of terms that often exclude those that are not in the know. It is important for any C-level executive, founder or Board Director to understand the basics of cap tables and at a minimum be knowledgeable on the basic concepts in order to be part of the conversation. If you think that you don’t need to know about cap tables, think again, they are a key concept to the entire valuation and ownership of a business. They come into play during the inception of a company, funding rounds and strategic M&A.
Cap Tables are not static they evolve over the life of a corporation and have a high rate change through the early to scale-up phase of a companies due to the major funding rounds.
This session will introduce Cap Table basics in simple terms, drawing anologies from every day terms, designed specifically for the non-financial executive and will begin to help de-mystify the topic and allow you to udnerstand the basics and jot down the questions you might have for later look up during conversations. The last place you want to ask these questions is in the midst of complex
This topic has been added to the Athena Content based on requests from the CEO Advisory Group, that one of his board members asked basic questions on this topic and was a hit to the confidence the group had in her abilities. Don’t let this be you - you need to understand cap tables, start with the basics.