Cap Table: Template and Examples

In this article we describe the basic concepts of a cap table, what it is used for and what data is required.


What is a Cap Table?

In a company, the cap table or capitalization table is a document that details how many shares and of what type each shareholder has. It is usually managed by the management team or founder, with the support of lawyers.

The cap table shows the different types of participations or shares: ordinary, preferred... and also those issued as compensation to the team such as stock options or ESOP.