Frequently Asked Questions


How to add a new Stakeholder

Step by step guide on how to create a stakeholder on Capboard

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How to create an ESOP

Step by step guide on how to create an ESOP on Capboard

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How to keep your company valuation private

Step by step guide on how to keep your company valuation private on Capboard.

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What are fully diluted shares? Examples and free calculator

Fully diluted shares a critical part of a company capitalization table. Learn the basics and how to calculate it without mistakes.

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Startup Equity Dilution Calculator

Equity dilution and ownership target calculator for free. Calculate how many shares need to be issued to reach your ownership target.

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Convertible notes: how to create them and how they convert into equity

Convertible notes are a very widespread debt financing method where investors lend money to the company to eventually convert it into shares.

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Collaborators on Capboard

Guide about Collaborators: what are they, how to add new, different roles, etc.

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Company Share Certificates: why they are important, templates

Share certificates are required in most companies when a company is issuing or transferring shares. Learn everything you need to know about company share certificates.

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Virtual data rooms for Startup fundraising and M&A

Data rooms are common to structure fundraising or M&A deals and give access to potential investors or acquirers.

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The Best Investor Update Templates

Find the best templates to send updates and reports to your existing or potential investors. Edit and send in few clicks.

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Numbered shares: what they are, requirements, and more

Learn what Numbered shares are, why they are required and some countries, and how to automate them with Capboard

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Vesting: what is it, how it works, and main clauses

Learn everything you need to know about stock vesting, how it works and what to look for.

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How to set up your Company on Capboard

Step by step guide on how to setup your Company on Capboard

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What is an ESOP, and how do Employee Stock Options work?

Your guide to understanding the ideas behind an ESOP and how you can set it up effortlessly in 3 steps

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How Convertible Note works, its definition & example

A simple guide to understanding what a convertible note is, how convertible debt works, and an example of a pre-money convertible note

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The most valued Employee Benefits for Startups

Companies compete for the best talent, and employee benefits can make a difference when building a successful venture. Find some ideas for the best employee perks.

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Startup Bootstrapping: How self-funding your business can save you equity

What is startup bootstrapping and how founders can use it to keep equity, improve efficiency and build resilient companies

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Why does Capboard ask you to share information about your company?

Here is a short explanation on why we ask you about your company

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What does it mean to be incorporated?

Incorporation is the legal process of creating a new corporation. In this article, you will learn what it means to be incorporated.

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How to set a company valuation on Capboard

Here is how to set a new company valuation on Capboard

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How to issue shares on Capboard

Here is the step-by-step process on how to issue shares on Capboard

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What is a SAFE? Startup financing 101

Here is everything you need to know about SAFEs as a startup founder

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Pre-Money SAFE vs Post-Money SAFE: explanation and examples

Here is everything you need to know about the difference between pre-money SAFEs and post-money SAFEs.

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How to add financing rounds on Capboard

Here is a step-by-step guide to adding financing rounds

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How to add SPVs/trustees to your cap table on Capboard

Here is a step-by-step guide to adding SPVs/trustees

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How to Value a Startup: A Guide to Startup Valuations

Discover the main methods to value startups, the multiples by industry and when valuations are needed. A guide to pre-revenue business valuations.

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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.

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Shareholders’ agreement guide

The shareholder’ agreement is a private document that outlines the rights and obligations of all shareholders. Learn why it is important and the main clauses.

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A Guide to Early-Stage Startup Funding

Find all the funding sources available to startups, and which ones work best based on the stage and growth rate.

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Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) financing for Startups

Find out what an SPV is, how it works, and its benefits. Learn about the impact of setting up an SPV on your cap table and how you can manage one effectively.

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Cap Table Management for Startups: Why It’s More Important than You Think

Learn the importance of cap table management for startups and 5 tips for effectively managing your cap table

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