Startup Terms Glossary
What is a Capitalization Table (Cap Table)?
Capitalization tables, also called cap tables, are an itemized listing of a startup’s ownership. Startups generally keep track of them with an attorney in the early stages or through Cap Table software. They use the capitalization table as a way to entice prospective investors by helping them understand the startup’s financial standing.
Cap Table Examples
Here are some examples of items that cap tables include:
- Example 1. Common stock
- Example 2. Preferred stock
- Example 3. Names of all shareholders
- Example 4. Warrants
- Example 5. Stock options
- Example 6. SAFE Note Holders
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