Cap Tables and Dilution

Thu, Oct 21, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

When looking to raise outside funding there are several items to consider as a founder, including all the paperwork involved with properly managing your cap table, vesting schedules, options, and considering your dilution when raising funds. CARTA is a tool many founders look to use to manage several aspects of this process. Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal, Principle Attorney with Esse Law will share some tips and best practices for using CARTA, and what founders need to consider when looking at dilution.

About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month

This month Startup Grind is celebrating DEI month, presented with SVB and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasize the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.

In addition to this event, you can also view Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month events taking place across our global startup community here or register for our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit here.


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  • Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal

    Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal

    Esse Law PC

    Principal Attorney | Founder

    Shaheen pursued justice all her life. It's how she's hard-wired. At age 8, she decided to become a lawyer. At UVA Law, she stumbled into a guitar shop with a plastic guitar, a curiosity and some raw talent; her life took a sharp left turn. After graduating law school and passing the California bar, Shaheen turned down the big law firm life. Instead, armed with an album's worth of songs and at t...

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    Thursday, Oct 21
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