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Accelerated vesting is a form of vesting that takes place at a faster rate than the initial vesting schedule. This allows the holder to receive the monetary benefit from the option much sooner.
The conditions or events upon which an accelerated vesting occurs are usually determined in the shareholders’ agreement. Typically, accelerated vesting is triggered by an exit. Read more
Cap table or capitalization table shows the shareholders in a company, how many shares they hold and what they have invested in order to receive this ownership. The Cap Table should also shows for each financing round the class of the shares issued (e.g.series A preferred shares), any options granted or created, e.g. under an ESOP, and other financing instruments like convertible notes.
The Cap Table should always be up to date and well-prepared for each financing round. Read more
Equity is the most common type of VC financing. Due to its liability nature, in the event of liquidation, the owners of the company receive the last share to which they are entitled. On the other hand, they also receive 100% of the amount by which the assets exceed all liabilities. The equity can be divided into three types: Common / Ordinary shares, preferred shares and options. In addition to the options, there are also so-called warrants, which are very similar to the options and can also be used for the later acquisition of common shares. Read more