2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Cap Tables and Preferred Stock for Entrepreneurs

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 5:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 412
500 E 4th St

Angel investor John Richards will explain and demonstrate cap tables and preferred stock in a straightforward and digestible way for both beginners and experienced entrepreneurs. First, John will introduce the capitalization of a startup, what a cap table is, and how the cap table can be used to project future company ownership. In the second half, Richards will explain various modes of investment used in venture funding, ultimately focusing on preferred stock and its myriad of preferences. The confusing nature of this common financing structure in the venture ecosystem will be de-mystified to enable entrepreneurs to better negotiate their financing deals. Bringing a laptop is optional.


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John Richards at SXSW

John Richards


Startup Ignition LLC


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