What’s the best way to manage your cap table?

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
Broken Cap Tables – AVC

Cap tables are almost always prepared and kept in spreadsheets, usually excel, but also increasingly google sheets. And, it turns out, they are often wrong.

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
eShares – AVC

If you are starting a company, do yourself a favor and start building your cap table day one on eShares. If you have been managing your cap table in a spreadsheet for years and are tired of doing it that way, talk to eShares. They will help you “port” your cap table to their system. That’s part of the onboarding service they provide. And then you can start issuing shares the way you’d imagine it would be done in 2015. The way most companies is do… (read more)

Ryan Howard (Founder @ Practice Fusion)
Transcript: Protecting yourself as the founder; Ryan Howard | VatorNews

Another micro-strategy, this is more about the founder having some options on liquidity. This is effectively another thing you can do when you’re incorporating the company and putting together your original restricted stock purchase agreement, is issuing a portion of your state shares as Class-FF shares. This is a class of shares that was invented by Peter Thiel and Shawn Parker and what it is is it’s effectively a preferred share. If you have so… (read more)