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Money makes the world go around, and can also help you take your startup to the next level more quickly. Access to capital cannot only help accelerate product development and sales, but in many cases, partnering with the right investors can influence the trajectory of a business. So what does equity mean and how to split the equity pie with investors?
This session will help students understand the equity jargon, how equity works initially and over multiple rounds of capital raising, and how to retain value and control. We’ll show you how you’ll end up with a smaller piece of a bigger pie, and how that’s totally okay.
We’ll also discuss how valuations work for startups and walk through a cap table spreadsheet that you can use when planning multiple capital rounds.
You can expect to be doing maths hands on in the class to cement the learning as we take you through practical examples of how to do equity and valuation calculations. Students should have a general familiarity with Excel, including knowing how to navigate a spreadsheet.
Please bring a laptop with Microsoft Office installed either on PC or Mac. Alternatively, you can just bring your favourite calculator or a simple spreadsheet (it’s not rocket science). This is an interactive class, and your participation and questions are encouraged.
Remco Marcelis Managing Partner Standard Ledger; CoFounder Virtuosity CFO Services; General Partner Future Capital
Remco is a Startup Accountant, virtual CFO, VC and entrepreneurial educator.
As a CPA and seasoned CFO/COO he has worked with entrepreneurial technology/cleantech businesses for the last 10 years, preceded by 4 years in venture capital and by 10 years working with multinational management consulting/IT services companies.
Passionate about growing successful sustainable businesses, Remco is interested in startups that disrupt the status quo, digital health and bitcoin’s potential in facilitating international payments.
Remco has founded Standard Ledger, along with law firm General Standards to provide the only accounting+legal firm/s dedicated to startups. He is currently the virtual CFO for a number of startup and grownup businesses, and General Partner with the Future Capital Bitcoin Fund.
As well as teaching at GA, Remco is an Adjunct Lecturer at Adelaide University Entrepreneurship Centre, Swinburne University and mentors for the global startup accelerator Founders Institute, and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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