Understanding Cap Tables Workshop


The Florida Venture Education Foundation and the Angel Resource Institute are collaborating to bring you the afternoon "Understanding Cap Tables" Half-Day Workshop, taught by the ARI's lead instructor, Troy Knauss on May 17, 2018 from 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. at the Westshore Grand in Tampa, Florida

Cap tables have very important implications for raising funds and returns to investors and founders. Understanding Cap Tables helps attendees wade through the confusion in a half-day, case-study focused workshopAttendees will walk away having practiced the math involved in cap tables and what to do in many different scenarios, making them better prepared for reading or helping create/modify cap tables in the future. Learning materials to be provided digitally, so be sure to bring a laptop or iPad to class.

Workshop Fees: In combination with the following full day event: 2018 Early Stage Capital Conference the add-on registration fee is $35.00 per person for pre-registered attendees. The standalone registration fee is $65.00 for non-registered Early Stage Conference attendees. Please Note: You must be pre-registered for the 2018 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference in order to take advantage of the $35.00 add-on rate


Exclusive Workshop Program Sponsorship
MAY 17, 2018 | 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Troy Knauss, Lead Instructor,
Angel Resource Institute

Troy is a partner in a number of angel funds and networks that invest in high-growth and turnaround companies. Troy has over 20 years of experience in family, growth, and start-up businesses. In addition to his fund activities, Troy is an exited entrepreneur with start-up and growth management experience in food processing, brand building, software development, and eCommerce sales channels. Troy is an active investor in multiple companies. On Twitter: @TroyKnauss

Workshop Overview:

Topics covered include:

1. What are cap tables? 

2. How to build a starting cap table

3. Using excel/templates for cap tables

4. What happens to the cap table each time another round of funding is raised?

5. Valuation calculations 

6. Using term sheets 

7. Implications of different types of notes and down rounds

8. Understanding the exit 'waterfall' (liquidity sequence)

9. Types of liquidation preferences and anti-dilution provisions 

10. Other scenarios that impact the cap table (e.g., founder departure)

11. Legal and tax issues