Finance Teams

Access a wide variety of information to help you better understand the financial ramifications of your equity plan.

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Synergy 2020

    5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Synergy 2020

    Synergy is an event like no other. Learn new ways to get the most out of Shareworks, network with industry peers and discover new strategies to engage your employees.

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  • Granting Equity Globally: What Legal and Finance Need to Know

    Granting Equity Globally: What Legal and Finance Need to Know

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  • What Is IFRS 2?

    What Is IFRS 2?

    Accounting for the expense associated with equity compensation awards can be daunting, especially to folks who are new to equity compensation or those of us without a background in...

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  • Equity Compensation Reporting: A Beginners Guide for Private Companies

    Equity Compensation Reporting: A Beginners Guide for Private Companies

    This handbook contains some basic terminology that individuals responsible for equity compensation reporting should understand in order to properly calculate and report the expense under ASC 718.

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  • The Journey from Startup to IPO

    The Journey from Startup to IPO

    The lifecycle of a private company is evolving. Over the last two decades, the timeline for companies to seek an entry to the public market has doubled from 6 to 12 years. 2019 has seen...

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  • Present and Accounted For! The Black-Scholes Formula and Present Factors

    Present and Accounted For! The Black-Scholes Formula and Present Factors

    If your company is like most, once you’ve decided to assign a formal value to your equity compensation awards, you’re probably going to use the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Of course, if...

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  • What Is a Restricted Stock​ Unit? A Primer for the Uninitiated

    What Is a Restricted Stock​ Unit? A Primer for the Uninitiated

    Companies on the IPO track that have historically only awarded stock options tend to become interested in restricted stock units (RSUs) as the IPO date nears. In this article, we shed light on...

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  • The IPO Strikes Back

    The IPO Strikes Back

    Growing a company? Hard. Hiring, motivating and retaining employees? Hard.  Preparing your company for an IPO?  Really hard. Finding the right IPO guidebook? Easy.   Equity administration is...

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  • Private Company Equity Statistics Report 2018

    Private Company Equity Statistics Report 2018

    Making intelligent decisions about your company’s equity may be the most important thing you do as private company CFO, CEO, or founder. You and your team’s payout for all of your hard work depends...

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  • A Brief History of Equity Compensation

    A Brief History of Equity Compensation

    Equity compensation feels so commonplace in our work cultures that it’s hard to imagine it was ever something new. But it was. And not that long ago, either. Don’t believe us? Gather ’round the...

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  • What is Stock Option Expensing and Do I Need to Do it?

    What is Stock Option Expensing and Do I Need to Do it?

    I speak with CEO’s all the time who have this question. I intend to use this post to give a nuanced but in depth answer that can help you determine whether you need to spend the time and money to...

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  • Dilution 101: A Startup Guide to Equity Dilution with Real-World Statistics

    Dilution 101: A Startup Guide to Equity Dilution with Real-World Statistics

    Equity dilution is one of the most important topics for any startup executive.   Paul Maeder at Highland Capital Partners often speaks of Christopher Columbus’ voyage as the first great venture...

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  • Top 5 Cap Table Quotes from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

    Top 5 Cap Table Quotes from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

    This week marks the return of Silicon Valley, HBO’s hilariously off-color but poignant take on Palo Alto, startup culture, and all things tech. Silicon Valley is one of cable’s hottest shows, but...

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  • Term Sheets: The Definitive Guide for Entrepreneurs

    Term Sheets: The Definitive Guide for Entrepreneurs

    The term sheet is one of the most important documents a founder will ever encounter. But they don’t teach you about term sheets and cap tables in school. It’s part of the “street smarts” of being...

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  • The Best Cap Table Template Out There And Why It Still Sucks

    The Best Cap Table Template Out There And Why It Still Sucks

    Where do you start when you need to put together your cap table? We'll give you a template to use as a starting point. But we'll also show you why a cap table spreadsheet will eventually lead to...

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  • What Is Founder-Friendly Stock and Should I Use It in My Startup?

    What Is Founder-Friendly Stock and Should I Use It in My Startup?

    These heady, entrepreneur-friendly times have led to a resurgence of companies issuing founder-friendly stock to their founders. What is founder-friendly stock? Should you consider issuing it to...

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  • 10 Cap Table Mistakes That Could Cost You Money

    10 Cap Table Mistakes That Could Cost You Money

    Your cap table holds the key to a big payoff for all your hard work, but there’s a few mistakes that can really cost you. Avoid these pitfalls to help maximize your equity value. We help manage...

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  • Cap Tables 101: The Startup’s Guide to Cap Table Management

    Cap Tables 101: The Startup’s Guide to Cap Table Management

    Most entrepreneurs know the basics of cap tables… …Or do they? Here are a few key cap table concepts that will help you navigate the journey from inception to exit. What is Cap Table Management?...

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  • NSO vs. ISO – What’s the Difference?

    NSO vs. ISO – What’s the Difference?

    We’re frequently asked about the differences between ISOs and NSOs. Let us try to clear up some confusion. Stock option grants are the lifeblood of Capshare – I estimate that about 3 out of every...

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  • Granting Equity Globally: What Human Resources Needs to Know

    Granting Equity Globally: What Human Resources Needs to Know

    Picture this: Several months after initial discussions, of which you were vaguely aware, your company announces one morning the opening of a new subsidiary in China. The next day you’re given a...

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