What number of shares do/will the Founders hold on completion of the investment round?

    What number of shares do/will any other shareholders (other than the new investors) hold on completion of the investment round?

    If you wish to have an option pool, how many shares will it relate to?

    What is the valuation (called pre-money) at which the investors will invest?

    How much will investors in aggregate invest?


    As a founder, you would want to keep your option pool as small as possible in order to maximise the effective valuation of your company, while also retaining the ability to grant options as and when needed. You can always decide to increase your option pool in the future, preferable at each investment round.

    The following tool will help you calculate your cap table and the impact of increasing the size of your option pool.

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