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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

The cap table stands for capitalization table and tracks the equity ownership in a company.

It’s important to be able to read a cap table and understand what it says.

The key terms to know include the following:

  • Pre-money -- the value of the shares before the investment.
  • Post-money -- the value of the shares after the investment.
  • Price per share -- the post-money valuation divided by the total number of shares.
  • Common stock -- basic ownership share in a company.
  • Preferred stock -- a stock with special rights and privileges.
  • Convertible preferred stock -- preferred stock that can convert to common stock.
  • Participating preferred -- preferred stock with a liquidation preference.
  • Stock options -- the right to buy a specific number of shares at a specified price.
  • Warrants -- the right to buy stock at a specific price.
  • Restricted stock -- stock used instead of options for tax purposes.
  • Authorized shares -- total number of shares the company has authorized for present and future use.
  • Outstanding shares -- total number of shares that have been issued.
  • Fully diluted shares -- total number of shares including all warrants, options, and restricted stock exercised.

It’s important to know these terms so you understand what the ownership stake means.

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