complete guide to Cap Tables & Shareholding Structures

Understand how shares are issued to investors & how dilution works. Learn to prepare pre & post-money cap tables.

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  • New shares have to be issued since the previous shareholders are not selling their stake in the company during an equity investment. To provide stake to the investor, stakes of the other shareholders get diluted while the number of shares owned by them remain the same. Hence new shares have to be issued to the investor.
  • Valuation increases as a consequence of funding. Valuation of a company represents the price of all shares in the company. The new price per share can be found using this valuation. Mathematically, dividing the post money valuation of the company by the total number of shares issued across all shareholders gives the new price per share. 
  • Absolutely. ESOPs are considered as an independent shareholder in both the pre and post money cap tables. The stake contributed to ESOP is also liable to dilution on investment while the number of shares attributed to ESOPs remain the same.